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Memories of memories, and the truth

By |April 29th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Winnie Madikezela Mandela|Tags: , , , , |

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst describes a young biographer in search of [...]

No need to rehash property battles and endanger hard-won settlement

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela|Tags: , , |

There are enough tools to carry out land reform without [...]

Lessons from the pitch for parties on a sticky wicket

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane|Tags: , , |

How might the Steve Smith-led Aussie ball-tampering scandal at Newlands [...]

Back to the politics of the long haul for a post-Zuma DA

By |March 25th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Athol Trollip, Cyril Ramaphosa, Julius Malema|Tags: , , |

Here's a remarkable and democratically depressing fact: South African voters [...]

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

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|Tags: , , |

More than 250 years ago the second US president offered [...]

All the signs point to junking most of our specialist forecasting models

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|Tags: , , |

Theresa May supremely in control of her country and party [...]

‘Virtue signalling’ a poor and modern relation of political correctness

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|Tags: , , |

For the purpose of a new book which I have [...]

It’s early days, but Cyril may really be the game-changer

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|Tags: , , |

South Africa’s ruling party elects a new president; he assures [...]

Malema is like Trump‚ but will the DA end up like Mbeki?

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema|Tags: , , |

A few days late and many dollars short‚ as the [...]

New leaders need policies that will divert SA from the cliffs that remain

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|Tags: , , |

Ramaphosa has to confront financial realities while placating populist lobby [...]

Ramaphosa will need some of FDR’s ‘tactical fluidity’ to right the ship

By |December 31st, 2017|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma|

Shortly after Cyril Ramaphosa’s narrow victory , a senior opposition [...]

Zuma’s Munchausen syndrome has damaged all the country’s vital signs

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Democratic Alliance, Jacob Zuma|

President bangs on about unity, but it is he himself [...]