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Is ‘imposter syndrome’ the reason Maimane quit?

Mmusi Maimane's resignation highlights a core problem: the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it in the past

The hidden evils of “social cohesion”

Bandied around as a panacea, “social cohesion” is actually a way for the elite to dominate citizens by forcing them to repress their differences

Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality

The recent election has shown again that the extremism which worries democrats in much of the world has little traction in South Africa

How portrayal of protest in South Africa denigrates poor people

To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions

Democracy needs to be democratised

Too few South Africans are able to participate in systems that allow their voices to be heard

Someone is defending SA’s transition

It is an unpopular view, but Fanie du Toit’s evidence and argument shows us a way forward

Ramaphosa’s stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC

The stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy

Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken property rights

Steven Friedman argues that the constitutional amendment is likely to clarify the Constitution’s current provisions on land expropriation

South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice

The Mark Lamberti case shows that South African business suffers from deeply rooted racial prejudices

Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality— not the Constitution

The crisis caused by land expropriation without compensation will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing historical inequalities

Is the ANC bent on radical policies?

A closer look at the resolution of the ANC, shows that it won't undertake a radical economic transformation agenda as suggested by media reports.

South Africa’s race relations laid bare in Steinhoff scandal

The corporate scandal will do South Africa a huge service if it makes the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race.

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