British politics

SA tourism is like a Mandela statue: grandeur with a crumbling base

Headline articles in two influential British newspapers encapsulated the contradictions in the SA story: its boundless promise in one and its disastrous profile in another. One of the most popular UK broadsheets (read serious) newspapers, The Daily Telegraph, published its latest travel awards based on the votes of its readers. SA came out tops as [...]

Cyril and Joe share a secret electoral sauce

The political fortunes of Joe Biden, who has just turned 80 and is the oldest president in the history of the US, are partly explained by comparative advantage. One of his favourite quips is: “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.” In his 2020 presidential victory and in the US midterms [...]

With the ‘shelf life of a lettuce’, there’s little doubt Liz will soon be trussed

A British friend who is a senior lawmaker in the Conservative Party and has a keen interest in South Africa, said at the weekend: “What’s going on here makes South Africa seem dull and stable by comparison.” He was referencing the chaos unleashed by his country's prime minister, Liz Truss, who, in a bid to [...]

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