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Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser

    ​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...
    Whiff of pressure leaves a bad smell
    Whiff of pressure leaves a bad smell
    Last week the Constitutional Court proved that it sometimes feels the pressure of the political context in which it exists. It did deliver a...
    Confronting whiteness
    Confronting whiteness
    How should I live in this strange place? This deceptively poetic question captures an existential journey on which a white South African philosopher and colleague of mine, Samantha Vice, has recently embarked. ...
    Judge Cwele as minister, not husband
    Judge Cwele as minister, not husband
    State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele should not resign just because his wife has been convicted of drug-related criminal activity. The call for...