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 […]
Fearful kakophony drowns business voice, writes Tony Leon.
‘Who do I call when I want to speak to Europe?” Apparently, Henry Kissinger never uttered this great quip attributed to him, on the impossibility of receiving a […]
On Zuma’s watch, growth has halved, the national debt has doubled and another million are unemployed
THERE‘S a grim choice confronting the US electorate in November between the two most unpopular candidates in polling history. This […]
Political gestures can be low-cost or ultra-expensive, harmless or dangerous, provide evidence of sunset on the old order or can morph into a false dawn. Political assassinations are at the extreme end of such symbolism.
It’s difficult to capture in a headline the essence of what is going on, and going wrong in South Africa right now.
If you were to borrow the title from the world of books, perhaps Beryl […]
There is merriment on social media, writes Tony Leon, but Zuma is in a deadly serious battle for the economy as he shrugs off election losses and takes SOEs under his control.
Memes – those social […]