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Richard Calland

Richard Calland

    Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
    Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
    Government has never been more difficult. The demands have never been greater. Huge skill and great leadership are required against a backdrop of...
    A rogue Zuma could be catastrophic
    A rogue Zuma could be catastrophic
    If Jacob Zuma unleashes his nuclear option by forming a new political party in KwaZulu-Natal the effect could be catastrophic.
    SA waits on information regulator
    SA waits on information regulator
    With national and provincial elections on the country’s horizon, there is a nagging question that deserves attention in the face of mounting...
    Human rights issues will test foreign policy
    Human rights issues will test foreign policy
    What in the world is South Africa? Or, to put it another way, what is South Africa to the world?
    But when will we see the money?
    But when will we see the money?
    ‘Why is the investment still not coming?” This question was put to me in London recently; and it was a good one. But its source was curious...
    Parties need to dance to the coalition tune
    Parties need to dance to the coalition tune
    Is this a time of crisis or opportunity for South African opposition parties? Well, it depends.
    How will Cyril use his Obama moment?
    How will Cyril use his Obama moment?
    Between unrealistic Ramaphoria and unreasonable Ramapessimism, what is the rational basis for evaluating the progress or otherwise of South...
    Gordhan could be Ramaphosa’s clean-up man
    Gordhan could be Ramaphosa’s clean-up man
    The king is dead, long live the king! Now that the Jacob Zuma years are thankfully over, what will the Cyril Ramaphosa era bring? The old left...
    Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?
    Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?
    It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof...
    JZ issue is only one of Cyril’s headaches
    JZ issue is only one of Cyril’s headaches
    Jacob Zuma is the past and not the future of South Africa. To all intents and purposes, the Zuma years are all but over.
    Cyril Ramaphosa leads, but foul play may snatch victory
    Cyril Ramaphosa leads, but foul play may snatch victory
    Cyril Ramaphosa is winning the race to be the next ANC president. The evidence is messy and tricky to harvest, but among the ANC branches that have...
    Power grab throws ANC off balance
    Power grab throws ANC off balance
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