STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS: Don’t expect to hear much about the reality of SA’s debt and low growth
Jacob Zuma and his clique are ever more fervent in their belief the state will provide even as they prove it cannot, writes Tony Leon
Ken Clarke, the veteran Tory grandee in the historic House of […]
‘Both Zuma senior and junior are well-known critics of the rating agencies that determine the credit status of the country’
Tomorrow Cape Town traffic will be more choked and chaotic than usual as the state flexes […]
Forays to Taiwan and Israel show a willingness to put trade before the ANC’s outdated political solidarity, writes Tony Leon
Tshwane DA mayor Solly Msimanga brought out the dragon in the pro-Sino ANC with his recent […]
What is it about sport that provides so many cautionary tales for life generally and politics in particular?
Such an irreverent thought fleetingly occurred to me as I half-watched the ANC’s 105th birthday bash at Orlando […]
Citizens have voted out well-entrenched leaders in a democratic surge in part of the continent, writes Tony Leon
To update Pliny the Elder’s well-worn phrase in my imperfect schoolboy Latin, perhaps it is now apt to […]
LAST Friday, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the signing of South Africa‘s constitution, I was, physically and metaphorically confronted by a version of my much younger self. The view was not entirely […]
Tony Leon finds parallels in literature ranging from Superman to Tacitus to ‘Catch-22’ for the plight of the president and his party.
Several notables are cited as originators of the famous formula, “Just because you’re paranoid […]
On the weekend, as the once feared Springboks were humiliated by Wales for only the third time in 110 years, just after the Italian job, their riches-to-rags story coincided with a newly released academic report. […]