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Richard Calland

Richard Calland

Richard Calland has for past twenty five years been working in the fields of democratic governance and sustainable development in South Africa and beyond. He is a founding partner of The Paternoster Group.
Getting rid of Mkhwebane won’t be easy
Getting rid of Mkhwebane won’t be easy
As President Cyril Ramaphosa huddled last weekend with his advisers and lawyers, the question that pulsed through his cerebrum must have been: Will...
Failure to fix the economy will undo Cyril
Failure to fix the economy will undo Cyril
Is Cyril Ramaphosa winning or losing? This is the burning question of the day. And because it is generally a time of great anxiety and growing...
PART I: A radical blueprint for Ramaphosa’s Cabinet
PART I: A radical blueprint for Ramaphosa’s Cabinet
The appointment of the Cabinet is often a president or prime minister’s most significant test of judgment. The one that will be announced by...
Elections 2019: It’s all a little below par
Elections 2019: It’s all a little below par
The thousands of faded election posters that adorn the lampposts of South Africa are an apt metaphor for a jaded campaign. This is the most...
A tale of two countries in uncertain days
A tale of two countries in uncertain days
For political junkies and the purveyors of political risk analysis, these are the happiest of days. Rarely has there been so much political...
Is Cyril on a slow train to nowhere?
Is Cyril on a slow train to nowhere?
A president stuck in a train. A country stuck in a rut.
Ramaphosa and the Thatcherite moment of truth
Ramaphosa and the Thatcherite moment of truth
Cyril Ramaphosa may soon have to face a Thatcherite moment of truth.
Only through truth can ANC regain trust
Only through truth can ANC regain trust
Fans of old vinyl records will know how infuriatingly often the needle can jump and settle into one groove, playing the refrain from that particular track endlessly until nudged back into its spiral progression towards the end of the piece of music....
Wild ride may lead to better future
Wild ride may lead to better future
Who among us can reasonably say that South Africa is not in a better place politically than it was a year ago? But a febrile and angry political...
Elections 2019 will test SA’s value system
Elections 2019 will test SA’s value system
Measuring success and progress in politics is a precarious exercise because there is rarely consensus about the yardstick that should be applied....