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It’s time the state stopped spin doctoring and started doctoring

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, South African Politics|

Reading director general of government communications Phumla Williams’s defence of [...]

Presidential sounds of silence are fuelling the fire engulfing SA

By |May 4th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Democratic Alliance, Elections, International Politics, John Steenhuisen, Nelson Mandela, Russian War, South African Politics, World Politics|

Workers Day, May 1 2022, offered South Africans sharply contrasting [...]

Putin’s war has sorted the wheat from the chaff — and there’s lots of chaff

By |April 24th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Democratic Alliance, Donald Trump, EFF, Elections, International Politics, Russian War, Vladimir Putin, World Politics, Zweli Mkhize|

Today, barring a huge upset, Emmanuel Macron will be re-elected [...]

There’s more chance of seeing the Easter bunny than relief funds reaching victims

By |April 20th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Corona Virus, Jacob Zuma, South African Politics|

This past weekend saw Christians and Jews celebrate Easter and [...]

Is SA going to hell or to heal? Well, it depends on how you look at it

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Parliament, South African Politics|

Are you an optimist or a declinist? Or to use [...]

By thumbing our nose at the West, things can only go south

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Ambassador of Argentina, Ambassador to Argentina, Uncategorized|

You might be a little embarrassed by Cyril Ramaphosa’s new [...]

Like Putin, SA’s ANC leaders are steeped in nostalgia for the Cold War

By |March 11th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Russian War, Vladimir Putin|

On February 24, when Vladimir Putin rolled his tanks into [...]

SA’s politicians quite simply don’t have enough ‘skin in the game’ to care

By |February 23rd, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki|

Lebanese American polymath Nassim Nicholas Taleb has gifted the world [...]

As cadre deployment took root civil society failed to see writing on wall

By |January 17th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance, Lindiwe Sisulu, Opinion|

There is a delicious irony at the heart of the [...]

Fire them! Why spineless Cyril is to blame for the parliament blaze

By |January 12th, 2022|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa, Opinion, Patricia de Lille|

“As by fire” is the evocative phrase from the New [...]

Hypocrisy rules as politicians jostle for power in our cities

By |November 28th, 2021|Categories: African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance, Herman Mashaba, John Steenhuisen, Zweli Mkhize|

This week the seismic tremors measured north of nine on [...]

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