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John Davenport

John Davenport

    We become fakes when we wear fakes
    We become fakes when we wear fakes
    In an appallingly tragic incident, a Johannesburg man was shot dead last week for his Rolex. A Rolex that turned out to be fake.
    Merging with an apartheid-era party has been the DA’s undoing
    Merging with an apartheid-era party has been the DA’s undoing
    The Democratic Alliance’s decision in 2000 to merge with the New National Party (NNP) is coming back to bite it in the rear end. And the heart....
    Sovereign wealth fund would put graft over the top
    Sovereign wealth fund would put graft over the top
    After all we’ve heard from the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, is the mining minister, Gwede Mantashe, serious about setting up a...
    Why is a second Brexit referendum undemocratic?
    Why is a second Brexit referendum undemocratic?
    Opponents of a second referendum on the toxic and smelly dumpster fire that is Brexit often loudly maintain that it would be “undemocratic”,...
    What Ramaphosa can learn from Trump
    What Ramaphosa can learn from Trump
    When Americans go to the polls these days, no matter what election they are voting in, be it for the Senate, Congress, governor or local government, they end up voting for or against President Donald Trump rather than for Republicans or Democrats....
    SA would do well to follow the German education model
    SA would do well to follow the German education model
    As South Africa’s universities are again overwhelmed by applicants at the start of the year, we need to ask ourselves whether South Africa should...
    State capture should be seen as an act of treason
    State capture should be seen as an act of treason
    “The attempt to take over or overthrow the government” and “betrayal of trust”. These are a handful of definitions of “treason” found...
    The US-Saudi romance is ’70s Iran remixed
    The US-Saudi romance is ’70s Iran remixed
    To understand United States President Donald Trump’s kinky relationship with Saudi Arabia, we need to understand former US president Richard...