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17 April 2014
Opinion
 
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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...
 
 
15 Nov 2013
 
 
 
Race and the 2014 election
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Because of apartheid and colonialism, race was the main social contradiction before the democratic breakthrough of 1994. As we approach the 2014 general election, does race still matter? If it...
 
 
19 Sep 2013
 
 
 
Reflections on 2014 elections
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In the 2009 general election, the African National Congress (ANC) won 11 650 748 votes (65.9% of the vote) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) won 2 945 829 votes, which amounted to 16.66% of the...
 
 
14 Aug 2013
 
 
 
Tsvangirai’s ineptitude contributed to Zanu-PF electoral win
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) thought it was too early, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, agreed, but Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe...
 
 
12 Jul 2013
 
 
 
Mandela should not be seen as a commodity
POLITICAL INSIGHT
To whom does Nelson Mandela belong? Who owns him?By way of answering this question, let me start with a trite remark: If Mandela were an ordinary villager from Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, the...
 
 
 
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