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It’s when the moderate centre is quiet that extremists flourish

By |June 29th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), American Politics, South African Politics, World Politics|

There are a lot of reasons right now to read [...]

Cyril the Silent is reminiscent of National Party ‘reformists’ during apartheid

By |June 26th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma, zondo|

“The rest is silence” were the last words of Hamlet [...]

After succeeding Meyer Kahn, Cyril Ramaphosa failed to take heed of his wisdom

By |June 9th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Democratic Alliance, Nelson Mandela, South African Politics|

Meyer Kahn, who died in Johannesburg last week, was described [...]

If I were the ANC I’d be a little concerned about my ties to UMK

By |June 1st, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), International Politics, Russian War, Vladimir Putin|

Dealing with individuals sanctioned by the US can be hazardous. [...]

Ramaphosa should know better than to endorse the ‘might is right’ world view

By |May 29th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, International Politics|

For someone who believes in antique ideologies — from state [...]

In the misgovernance race to the bottom Mantashe is your Dunning-Kruger man

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Arts & Culture, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gwede Mantashe|

British-American editor and author Tina Brown has just published her [...]

It’s time the state stopped spin doctoring and started doctoring

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, South African Politics|

Reading director general of government communications Phumla Williams’s defence of [...]

Presidential sounds of silence are fuelling the fire engulfing SA

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Democratic Alliance, Elections, International Politics, John Steenhuisen, Nelson Mandela, Russian War, South African Politics, World Politics|

Workers Day, May 1 2022, offered South Africans sharply contrasting [...]

Putin’s war has sorted the wheat from the chaff — and there’s lots of chaff

By |April 24th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Democratic Alliance, Donald Trump, EFF, Elections, International Politics, Russian War, Vladimir Putin, World Politics, Zweli Mkhize|

Today, barring a huge upset, Emmanuel Macron will be re-elected [...]

There’s more chance of seeing the Easter bunny than relief funds reaching victims

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Corona Virus, Jacob Zuma, South African Politics|

This past weekend saw Christians and Jews celebrate Easter and [...]

Is SA going to hell or to heal? Well, it depends on how you look at it

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Parliament, South African Politics|

Are you an optimist or a declinist? Or to use [...]

By thumbing our nose at the West, things can only go south

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Ambassador of Argentina, Ambassador to Argentina, Uncategorized|

You might be a little embarrassed by Cyril Ramaphosa’s new [...]

Like Putin, SA’s ANC leaders are steeped in nostalgia for the Cold War

By |March 11th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Russian War, Vladimir Putin|

On February 24, when Vladimir Putin rolled his tanks into [...]

SA’s politicians quite simply don’t have enough ‘skin in the game’ to care

By |February 23rd, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki|

Lebanese American polymath Nassim Nicholas Taleb has gifted the world [...]

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