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Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser

    Left-leaning economists must stop hiding and challenge peddled misconceptions
    Left-leaning economists must stop hiding and challenge peddled misconceptions
    Right-wing economists get way too much airtime in South Africa. This is both because of laziness in the media and because left-leaning economists...
    Zuma, Trump and the absence of shame
    Zuma, Trump and the absence of shame
    Shame isn’t a lekke’ emotion to feel. It indicates that you have fallen short of your own standards. Alternatively, feeling shame can also...
    A willingness to maul each other
    A willingness to maul each other
    It no longer surprises me to meet victims and survivors of oppression who also oppress others. I have met white gay men who are racists. I have met...
    ​ANC enslaved by struggle habits
    ​ANC enslaved by struggle habits
    There is no compelling reason for the ANC to remain enslaved by liberation struggle habits. Almost 23 years into democracy it is time for the...
    Terrifying truths about public debate
    Terrifying truths about public debate
    There is always a lot at stake in political debate. Consequently, the quality of political debate can easily deteriorate as factions and individuals push their various agendas. This will probably be particularly true of political discourse in our country this year....
    Don't tell me who I am, black man
    Don't tell me who I am, black man
    There is one debate about coloured identity that I do have a strong view on. It is the arrogance with which other people want to impose on coloured...
    Degrees of excellence: Eusebius vs Godzille
    Degrees of excellence: Eusebius vs Godzille
    This week on Twitter, Helen Zille was part of a thread around the question of whether columnist Eusebius McKaiser was claiming a degree he hadn’t...
    Eusebius McKaiser's 13 tips for first-year students
    Eusebius McKaiser's 13 tips for first-year students
    Are you starting studies at a tertiary institution soon? Here are some tips that may or may not be useful. They are attitudes that helped me,...
    Ramphele more Mazibuko than Biko on questions of race
    Ramphele more Mazibuko than Biko on questions of race
    Intellectual and activist Dr Mamphela Ramphele has come out of the political closet by announcing the creation of Agang, a "party-political...
    More hugs, less Zille will help the DA to grow
    More hugs, less Zille will help the DA to grow
    There is a bigger chance of the pope coming out as atheist than there is of the Democratic Alliance winning 30% of the national vote in 2014. But...
    What the judicial review should be about
    What the judicial review should be about
    No one likes an anticlimax. But, sadly, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe does not care about leaving us unsatisfied. The release of the much anticipated judicial review discussion document this week turned out to be a nonevent. The minister told us how much he loves constitutional...
    Malema is more trick than treat
    Malema is more trick than treat
    In 2011, suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema punted the phrase "economic freedom" with religious zeal. And, to a limited but noticeable...