Richard Calland

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

Be bold, Cyril, even if it’s politically risky

He must end the Mantashe problem and execute his strategy rather than keep the ANC onside

Countering climate denialism requires taking on right-wing populism. Here’s how

Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

Backstabbers limit Ramaphosa

The ANC is stronger electorally but is still too weak to help the president make the decisions the country’s many crises demand

DA, EFF lack the muscle to keep the ANC in check

And their travails strengthen the scoundrel hand of the anti-Ramaphosa wing of the ruling party

Political leadership is in a mess

Ironically enough, a potent drive for reform of the capitalist system will come from the private sector

The heat is on to find global saviours

We face a current crisis unlike any other in history — this one affects everyone everywhere

Cyril must show who is boss – quickly

There is no time for indecisiveness – the president is up against thugs and needs to muscle up to win

Getting rid of Mkhwebane won’t be easy

Different factions with vested interests are aligning to protect the destructive protector

Failure to fix the economy will undo Cyril

The president can get rid of the loathsome political figures but he can’t control everything

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