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Ferial Haffajee

Ferial Haffajee

    A step backwards
    A step backwards
    Helen Zille and Ferial Haffajee debate the Western Cape premier's men-only cabinet. Also read Nothing wrong with this picture...
    State of the state -- the voters have spoken
    State of the state -- the voters have spoken
    Business may have been prodded from the policy-making centre to its margins, but the Dinokeng Scenarios are a high-profile effort by the private...
    The face of patronage
    The face of patronage
    Brian Hlongwa is the face of patronage in the 21st century. He is the subject of serious allegations of corruption. If president-designate Jacob...
    Growing pains in the colourful country
    Growing pains in the colourful country
    As I've grown older, my enchantment with foreign correspondents has dimmed. When I was a young journalist I wanted to be one, complete with flak...
    Political shifts threaten BEE
    Political shifts threaten BEE
    BEE has crossed the floor. Consider the evidence: the key symbols of the state's empowerment drive have quit the ANC to join the Congress of the...
    Ironically conservative
    Ironically conservative
    My feminism was not learned from the tomes and leaders of the West, as much as I appreciate the foundations they set.
    Where will SA be in 2025?
    Where will SA be in 2025?
    Possibly one of the finest public documents yet published, the 2025 Scenarios paint three states of our nation in 16 years. The first is a...
    'We had one of those'
    'We had one of those'
    Like many, I was no less elated and charmed by the inauguration of Barack Obama than by that of our founding president Nelson Mandela 16 years ago....
    Of shooting and falling stars
    Of shooting and falling stars
    An extraordinary public document published earlier this year rated the state's progress in 15 years of democracy. Towards a 15 Year Review...
    Z-man meets Z-man
    Z-man meets Z-man
    Where The Mandela Files reveal a reverential relationship between cartoonist and president, Pirates of Polokwane (Jacana) shows...
    Can Helen overcome history?
    Can Helen overcome history?
    United States president elect Barack Obama's analysis that his election made history by overcoming history is inspiring Democratic Alliance leader...
    Prepare for life after Trevor
    Prepare for life after Trevor
    In relative respite for now, the markets should not think the local roiling is over. By this time next year Finance Minister Trevor Manuel will...