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Richard Calland

Richard Calland

    Rise of bigoted, neofascist opportunists in an age of uncertainty and paradox
    Rise of bigoted, neofascist opportunists in an age of uncertainty and paradox
    Wherever you look in the world, and from whichever angle, the political scene has never looked more peculiar — or precarious.
    Clash of the titans: Who is winning the Zuma vs Gordhan war?
    Clash of the titans: Who is winning the Zuma vs Gordhan war?
    Two political contenders square off for a nasty fight over the direction of South Africa.
    Messy coalition politics may be the new normal
    Messy coalition politics may be the new normal
    If there are hung local councils after the August 3 elections, minnow parties could play kingmakers.
    'No more' - key ANC members turn on Zuma
    'No more' - key ANC members turn on Zuma
    An ANC renaissance hinges on the power struggle between President Jacob Zuma and the Pravin Gordhan-Gwede Mantashe-led faction of the ANC.
    Zuma’s end is in sight. So what now?
    Zuma’s end is in sight. So what now?
    Zuma’s force is spent, how long he clings on for is largely irrelevant and the ANC is fresh out of ideas
    There are limits to your power, Mr President
    There are limits to your power, Mr President
    The year was one of disastrous and shameful decisions, but our democracy still functions.
    Student protest signals a sea change for SA
    Student protest signals a sea change for SA
    How the country navigates the next two years will either rock or steady the ship.
    Are judges in SA under threat or do they complain too much?
    Are judges in SA under threat or do they complain too much?
    Tensions are probably inevitable in any constitutional democracy that empowers the courts to overrule the executive and legislature.
    There's no justice, chief - there's just us
    There's no justice, chief - there's just us
    When Zuma and Mogoeng discuss the roles of the executive and judiciary, will they stick to the script?
    Seven steps to get SA out of its economic rut
    Seven steps to get SA out of its economic rut
    The first of these that will restore the country's competitive advantage is to get rid of No 1.
    Maimane may engineer Zuma's exit
    Maimane may engineer Zuma's exit
    As crazy as it sounds, the likely new DA leader could be central to dispatching the president.