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26 April 2017
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23 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Africa struggling to be reborn
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The South Africa we fought for is struggling to be reborn. In fact, it is being pushed back into the womb. As we prepare to celebrate 23 years of democracy, I find myself wondering whether our...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
 
 
SA needs a leader who will be able to cure the country’s ills
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The election of the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) is not only about individual interests; that is, it is not only about the interests of the individuals who want to ascend to the...
 
 
16 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
 
2016: Year of Orwellian manipulation
POLITICAL INSIGHT
We must declare 2016 the year of Orwellian manipulation. For the purposes of this article, Orwellian manipulation is about presenting falsehoods as truths, and truths as falsehoods. The aim is to...
 
 
18 Nov 2016
 
Tide beginning to turn against Jacob Zuma
POLITICAL INSIGHT
What a week! In the same week, the National Prosecuting Authority dropped charges of fraud against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a judge ordered that the report on the investigation into...
 
 
18 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Likely consequences of an ANC-EFF merger
POLITICAL INSIGHT
For about three years now, there have been consistent rumours that some leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC) have been engaged in on-off...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Politics to blame as SA hurtles towards downgrade
POLITICAL INSIGHT
South Africa is inching closer and closer towards a downgrade to subinvestment grade. To blame, of course, is the increasingly fractious politics of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). If...
 
 
24 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Implications of this year’s local government elections
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In electoral terms, South Africa is a new country. The South Africa of the day before the local government elections, in relation to the South Africa of the day after the elections, is a country...
 
 
 
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