Monthly Archives: March 2018

Why does Malema’s race threat go unpunished?

In Malema’s delicate phraseology, “We are going for your white man, we are going to cut your throat”

His view on nationals from the key Brics nations? “Chinese are like Indians. They think they are close to whiteness. When they practise racism, they are even worse than whites.”

Of course this bilious and crude ethnic stereotyping, coupled […]

Land-grab support gives glimpse of Ramaphosa’s likely presidential path

More than 250 years ago the second US president offered a slice of wisdom that might just resonate this week with SA’s fifth democratic president. It certainly informs the praise and criticism of Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration, now less than a month old.

In 1770, John Adams, arguing in defence of soldiers in the Boston massacre, before […]