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23 October 2014
Opinion
 
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16 Oct 2014
 
 
 
 
First salvos fired in ANC leadership battles
Political insight
The elective national conference of the African National Congress (ANC) is still three years away but, if the deliberations at the Gauteng provincial conference of the ruling party are anything to...
 
 
11 Sep 2014
 
 
 
Spy tapes ruling opens Pandora’s box
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Democratic alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille, in response to the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to grant the party access to the so-called ‘spy tapes’, said that this decision was...
 
 
06 Aug 2014
 
 
 
The EFF's dual character
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Where do the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) come from, and where are they going? In the lead-up to the 1949 national conference of the African National Congress (ANC), the Youth League tried to...
 
 
10 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...
 
 
22 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...
 
 
 
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