Author

 
Richard Calland

Richard Calland

    The ICC pricked Zuma's pride at a time when authoritarian populism is on a roll
    The ICC pricked Zuma's pride at a time when authoritarian populism is on a roll
    Amid the cacophony and calamity of South Africa’s politics, it is hard to maintain a sense of perspective. What matters most? The crisis on...
    How Pravin Gordhan kickstarted the revival of the ANC's sensible left
    How Pravin Gordhan kickstarted the revival of the ANC's sensible left
    Know what a “risk off” is? No? Well, don’t worry, nor did I until a few months ago. I had provided a group of investment bankers and...
    Zuma loves a fight, even if he wins the battle and causes the ANC to lose the war
    Zuma loves a fight, even if he wins the battle and causes the ANC to lose the war
    People who knew him well in the “old days” always say the same thing about Jacob Zuma: that he was extraordinarily brave, and that his personal...
    Rise of bigoted, neofascist opportunists in an age of uncertainty and paradox
    Rise of bigoted, neofascist opportunists in an age of uncertainty and paradox
    With killers on the loose across the world, every day newspaper front pages are awash with blood. But there are political leaders on the rampage,...
    Clash of the titans: Who is winning the Zuma vs Gordhan war?
    Clash of the titans: Who is winning the Zuma vs Gordhan war?
    The “hot” war has abated, for now. But a cold war grips the country in a vice. A head of government pitted against his finance minister....
    Messy coalition politics may be the new normal
    Messy coalition politics may be the new normal
    The 2016 local elections will be a game-changer. For the first time, the ANC faces a serious threat to its political hegemony. How it reacts to this...
    'No more' - key ANC members turn on Zuma
    'No more' - key ANC members turn on Zuma
    There are signs that key members of the ANC have turned, or will turn, against President Jacob Zuma.
    Zuma’s end is in sight. So what now?
    Zuma’s end is in sight. So what now?
    "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
    There are limits to your power, Mr President
    There are limits to your power, Mr President
    Politically, 2015 was a year of drama, paranoia and grotesque misjudgments. It began with the drama of Julius Malema’s appalling attempt to disrupt...
    Student protest signals a sea change for SA
    Student protest signals a sea change for SA
    Make no mistake: it was a big political moment. For the first time in modern, democratic South Africa, citizen protest compelled the government to...
    Are judges in SA under threat or do they complain too much?
    Are judges in SA under threat or do they complain too much?
    Next week, South African President Jacob Zuma will sit down with its chief justice for an unprecedented, potentially watershed discussion.
    There's no justice, chief - there's just us
    There's no justice, chief - there's just us
    August 27 2015, Pretoria. The serene tranquillity of the corridors of the West Wing is broken only by the sharp click-clack of Chief Justice...