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Roger Southall

Roger Southall

    Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals
    Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals
    The return of Helen Zille, the...
    Electoral systems need urgent reform. South Africa is no exception
    Electoral systems need urgent reform. South Africa is no exception
    The long running political soap opera unfolding in Westminster over a decision taken two years ago in a referendum to leave the European Union has...
    Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
    Can the centre hold, or will South Africa get its own Bolsonaro?
    Present indications are that South African voters are not gearing up to “do a Brazil” in the face of a mounting economic crisis and high levels...
    The law can change racist minds
    The law can change racist minds
    Much recent news and public discourse might seem to indicate that South Africa’s non-racial rainbow is fading. Racism, its...
    Ramaphosa has started the clean up job. But can he turn the state around?
    Ramaphosa has started the clean up job. But can he turn the state around?
    President Cyril Ramaphosa, is presently receiving numerous plaudits...
    I’m alright, Jack — I’ve got a borehole
    I’m alright, Jack — I’ve got a borehole
    The approach of Day Zero has put Capetonians into panic mode and suburbia is getting distinctly nervous. Middle-class matrons battle each other for...
    Zuma’s reluctance to leave office is offering sound lessons in democracy
    Zuma’s reluctance to leave office is offering sound lessons in democracy
    South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is digging in his heels and refusing to...
    Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round
    Ramaphosa should end the presidential merry-go-round
    The large majority of South Africans, including members of the ANC, will be glad to see the back of Jacob Zuma as president....
    South Africa needs electoral reform, but president’s powers need watching
    South Africa needs electoral reform, but president’s powers need watching
    Within a short time, the 4000 odd delegates to South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s 54th National Conference will elect a new party leader. In turn – save...
    Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes
    Lessons for Jacob Zuma in Robert Mugabe’s misfortunes
    President Robert Mugabe’s endgame in Zimbabwe holds...
    Zim’s house of cards is teetering
    Zim’s house of cards is teetering
    If you are worried that South Africa’s economy is going down the plughole, there’s nothing like a few weeks in Zimbabwe to boost one’s...