“Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, stands like Horatio on the bridge trying to hold back the ratings agencies”
A FRIEND of mine in London sent me an amazing betting statistic. If you had wagered a paltry £5 […]
Tony Leon: The president-elect might pay little attention to SA or tear up key treaties in order to ‘make America great again
Karl Marx was right and Thomas Friedman was wrong. That’s one of the “huge” […]
He might not be much of a lawyer, his independence and integrity are questionable and his lack of personal responsibility is glaring.
But you have to hand it to Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public […]
“An October surprise” is American political-speak for news deliberately created or timed to influence the outcome of its November presidential election.
US Election Day, just ten days away, sees the two most unpopular candidates, Hillary Clinton […]
‘You have to go a long way back to find a cabinet which is so openly at war with itself’
The brilliantly funny 1993 movie Groundhog Day concerns an unpleasant weatherman, played by Bill Murray, who […]
The most famous use of animal allegory in political satire was by George Orwell in his 20th-century classic Animal Farm. Its place in the canon of the most influential books of our time is cemented […]
Two events last Friday morning, oceans and several time zones apart, remind us that politicians embrace the full spectrum of the ethical universe.
First up, literally since it was predawn, were the intemperate, vituperative and ranting […]
Tony Leon is a major figure in South African politics. He became the leader of the Democratic Party in 1994, and over the next five years, he helped grow it into South Africa’s second largest […]