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How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected

US President Donald Trump is good at channelling voters’ anger. And anger about the effects of Covid-19 is a factor that could help him win another term

Political leadership is in a mess

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

Ramaphosa and the Thatcherite moment of truth

Cyril Ramaphosa is no Margaret Thatcher but he is having to determine the same issue: Who runs the country?

UK’s May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

The internal struggles of the Oxford-educated daughter of a vicar reflect those tearing apart her island nation before its March divorce from the EU

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Social justice calls for new thinking

A new kind of intellectual needs to join the ranks of those fighting for economic emancipation, writes Louise Ferreira.

SA’s rulers deaf to Thatcher’s legacy

The African National Congress does not understand or appreciate the reasons for the former leader’s anti-welfare stance, says Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Margaret Thatcher’s shameful support for apartheid

It was fitting that the first South African to be invited to Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday was the last apartheid leader.

Thatcher laid to rest as opponents turn backs on funeral

Britain's Iron Lady is being laid to rest with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarising political figure.

De Klerk hails Thatcher as visionary

Former president FW de Klerk says he feels privileged to have been invited to London to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

De Klerk remembers Thatcher for ‘significant impact’

Former president FW de Klerk says he is honoured to be invited to London to attend the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Buthelezi to attend ‘kindred spirit’ Thatcher’s funeral

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to attend the funeral of UK former prime minister and "friend" Margaret Thatcher, says the party.

Raised in the shadow of an absent and famous mother

Thatcher's death was announced on behalf of her closest family, her two children, Mark and Carol, in a statement expressing their "great sadness".

South Africa shaped by Thatcherism

Margaret Thatcher's neoliberal economic policies had a profound impact on this country long after her term ended.

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