Monthly Archives: January 2016

Beware the ‘moral panic’ that will put SA on a slippery slope

“The obligatory optimism of a socialist society”. That was the working description penned, years back, by Albanian prize winning author Ismail Kadare on life and literature under the tyrant’s heel of the ultra-authoritarian Enver Hoxha. Just last week, here at home and at the start of our twenty first year of constitutional democracy, we received [...]

The two things Herman Mashaba has in common with Donald Trump

Mashaba practises the old-fashioned method of “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” Who benefited from Jacob Zuma‘s extraordinary, still unexplained, decision to go through three finance ministers in five days in mid-December? Apart from the market mavens and/or financial gamblers who shorted the rand, we received at least one answer on the upside in [...]