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Richard Calland

Richard Calland

    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....
    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...