Richard Calland

Richard Calland: Fascism is the post-pandemic threat

Conditions in South Africa and elsewhere are fertile ground for big-man authoritarian populism to take root

New climate commission offers hope

The Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission is tasked with shifting the economy to a ‘low-carbon, climate resilient economy and society’

Richard Calland: Not much has shuffled in the political pack

Stocktake at the end of a momentous year shows that the ruling party holds all the cards but has little room for manoeuvre

Why an amnesty for grand corruption in South Africa is a bad idea

Attempts to trade amnesty for information about state corruption have caused conflict as well as controversy in other countries.

Richard Calland: Biden needs a senate win to limit Trumpism

Joe Biden doesn’t have the mojo needed to restore the US – so he needs a full house to appoint those who do, writes Richard Calland.

Richard Calland: South Africa needs a Roosevelt style of leadership

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to hold ‘fireside chats’ and have more power and institutional muscle around him, writes Richard Calland

Richard Calland: Cyril and Ace can’t both survive

One of them will have to fall if the ANC is to win back the confidence of the electorate — so it can’t be Ramaphosa

Richard Calland: Seize the day, Ramaphosa, or live to regret it

The president needs to make hard, perhaps hazardous, choices for the post-Covid economy, writes Richard Calland

Richard Calland: What brave new world awaits us?

Responses to terrible inequality, climate change and the Covid-19 economic crisis will decide this

Richard Calland: CR’s tough test amid politics of pandemic

Opposition parties and ANC ‘factions’ will attempt to use the crisis to their advantage

Richard Calland: A lifetime chance for a future we want

Leaders need to grapple with the wicked problem of how to ease out of the lockdown

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

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