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Richard Calland

Richard Calland

    Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives
    Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives
    Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, Scandal-ridden President Jacob...
    Ramaphosa has everything to play for
    Ramaphosa has everything to play for
    Finally, Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the presidency is out of its starting blocks and is gaining momentum. His chief rival, Nkosazana...
    What happens to democracy if Zuma’s dictatorial use of the power is not overcome?
    What happens to democracy if Zuma’s dictatorial use of the power is not overcome?
    In the mid-1990s, in the immediate sunny afterglow of the 1994 “rainbow” elections, it was not politically correct to mention the C-word. For...
    South Africa’s constitution is under attack
    South Africa’s constitution is under attack
    South Africa’s Constitution,...
    Zuma drags the ANC down with him
    Zuma drags the ANC down with him
    The political year is under way. It is an especially important one for South Africa (as well as elsewhere), and it is delicately poised. For the...
    Africa must integrate in age of  Trump
    Africa must integrate in age of  Trump
    Friday marks the beginning of a new era in world history – and not just because of Donald Trump. It was going to happen anyway: the...
    ​Think 2016 was bad? 2017 holds more
    ​Think 2016 was bad? 2017 holds more
    When the fact that the right-wing, fascist candidate for the Austrian presidency “only” wins 46% of the vote is celebrated as a victory by the...
    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....