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Marianne Thamm

Marianne Thamm

    The DA's Mr Delivery
    The DA's Mr Delivery
    It's been a good year for David Maynier, apart perhaps from the minor insult of being called a chihuahua by Minister of Defence and Military...
    Battle of the sexes needs a climax
    Battle of the sexes needs a climax
    Perhaps we should view the recent volley of insults about self-confessed womanising and wild whore libidos as a lancing of a national boil.
    Time for a two-horse race?
    Time for a two-horse race?
    United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa seems remarkably unruffled by the political tempests swirling through South Africa and particularly the Eastern Cape, where his party has its strongest support. ...
    Zille: In for the long haul
    Zille: In for the long haul
    People often tell DA leader Helen Zille that she is in the "wrong party". "It's madness," she says. "Of course I'm not ­- there's no alternative."...
    ID: Bridging traditional gaps
    ID: Bridging traditional gaps
    A million votes -- that's Independent Democrats leader Patricia de Lille's aim for 2009. In 2004 the ID, born in 2003, came from nowhere to glean...
    The 'silent revolution' among South African voters
    The 'silent revolution' among South African voters
    The ANC could lose 20% of its voting support to a breakaway party, research by professor Lawrence Schlemmer's MarkData indicates.
    The IFP's modern face
    The IFP's modern face
    For months Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, the Inkatha Freedom Party's national chairperson and provincial premier candidate, has been criss-crossing...
    A turning tide?
    A turning tide?
    A study by the University of Cape Town's centre for social science research has found "diminishing party loyalties for all parties and the...
    Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
    Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
    The European and American tradition of the political novel is deeply entrenched. From Emile Zola to Gore Vidal, the perceptions and attitudes of...
    Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
    Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
    The European and American tradition of the political novel is deeply entrenched. From Emile Zola to Gore Vidal, the perceptions and attitudes of...
    Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
    Where there's smoke, there's mirrors
    The European and American tradition of the political novel is deeply entrenched. From Emile Zola to Gore Vidal, the perceptions and attitudes of...
    Calm after the Cape storm
    Calm after the Cape storm
    Now that the posturing and rhetoric that has dominated Western Cape politics in the two months prior to this week’s agreed compromise on the...