American Politics

Gigaba can learn a trick or two from fellow liar Trump

The apparently reckless US president has mastered the art of blurting out falsehoods - particularly in the witness box Here’s a teaser as political enthusiasts absorb the results this morning of the hugely significant midterm elections for control of the US Congress. What is the difference between embattled local home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and [...]

With Trump, as with Malema, Fear is the Key to Poll Success

Never underestimate the power of the negative — especially when it comes to election campaigns. Scare tactics often trump logic at the ballot booth. If you are feeling somewhat scratchy following the budget hair shirt our maestro minister of finance had to wear on Wednesday in parliament, look away from these shores for some relief. [...]