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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

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

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