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Richard Calland

Richard Calland

    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
    POLITICS
    ANC’s inner war gives minnows a shot at power
    ANC’s inner war gives minnows a shot at power
    Bantu Holomisa is a patient man. He has had to be. It is 20 years since the ANC spat the former Transkei leader out, and he has seen his political...
    Heavyweight political parties pig out on the money pie
    Heavyweight political parties pig out on the money pie
    It took more than a month for the treasury and the Independent Electoral Commission to add up just how much public money is flowing into the...
    ANC turkeys all aflutter over Christmas axe
    ANC turkeys all aflutter over Christmas axe
    Ahead of the no-confidence vote in Parliament earlier this week, the perceived wisdom among the political commentariat was that turkeys are not...
    No confidence vote: A victory for Zuma, but a defeat for the ANC
    No confidence vote: A victory for Zuma, but a defeat for the ANC
    Jacob Zuma is a natural born political survivor. Yesterday the president overcame an eighth no...
    ANC policy conference a dismal sham
    ANC policy conference a dismal sham
    As President Jacob Zuma enters the Hamburg Messe on Friday, venue of this year’s G20 summit, and is greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he...