South Africa has since the dawn of democracy in 1994 seen an active civil society and free press work toward keeping government accountable. What has contemporarily, however, become an issue is, that this quest toward accountability has lost its principled foundation, leading to news media grasping about in the dark with no light leading it in a particular direction. The Rational Standard represents a provocative mixture of analysis and news commentary which provides an alternative to the mainstream media – indeed, with a freedom bias.
Every occurrence in the South African politico-economic scene which affects individual liberty will be dissected and held against centuries’ worth of philosophical development and the fundamental realization that the human being is a free, self-owning individual.
The Rational Standard is an independent, international commentary platform, which is owned and operated privately. It is not a member of any South African press association nor does it adhere to any particular set of professional rules or standards. RationalStandard.com is hosted in the jurisdiction of the United States of America and is protected under American constitutional free speech law.