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31 July 2014
Opinion
 
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11 Jul 2014
 
 
 
 
SA on brink of economic crisis despite assurances
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Is the South African economy on the brink of disaster? Or, to put it differently, is South Africa itself on the brink of disaster? Last month, ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the...
 
 
10 Jun 2014
 
 
 
SA should elect a future that foregrounds the greater good
POLITICAL INSIGHT
As they usually say after an election, the people have spoken. The question is: What did they say? In my estimation, what we understood them to be saying depends on our economic, social, political...
 
 
23 May 2014
 
Reflections on 2014 elections
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The 2014 general election is, in terms of the results, most probably the most interesting to decode since the advent of democracy in 1994. While the single-party dominance of the African National...
 
 
22 Apr 2014
 
 
 
Moral, ethical issues not major issues for ANC voters despite Nkandlagate
POLITICAL INSIGHT
There is no issue or factor that, on its own, will determine whether the African National Congress (ANC) gains or loses support in the May election. While the anger and disappointment of some...
 
 
13 Mar 2014
 
 
 
Promises, promises . . .
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Critical and strategic national conversations seldom occur during an election year, and this year is not going to be an exception. As evidenced by the content of the election manifestos of...
 
 
14 Feb 2014
 
 
 
DA-Agang fiasco damaged opposition politics
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The United Party was the ruling party of South Africa from 1934 to 1948, when the National Party came to power. The National Party was in power for 46 years  – until it was dislodged by the...
 
 
17 Jan 2014
 
 
 
Zuma booing an indication of citizens’ unhappiness
POLITICAL INSIGHT
At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela last month, President Jacob Zuma was jeered, booed and heckled by some sections of the crowd in front of tens of heads of State who were in the country to...
 
 
13 Dec 2013
 
 
 
Ruling alliance a mess as ANC loses plot
POLITICAL INSIGHT
A year ago, the African National Congress (ANC) held its centenary national conference in Mangaung, where President Jacob Zuma won the battle for the presidency of the ruling party by a wide...
 
 
 
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