Back to the future as parties talk government of national unity
/ 12 April 2024

Back to the future as parties talk government of national unity

Numbers rather than national unity will dictate how parties coalesce after 29 May

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Austerity extinguishes industrial policy revival
/ 12 March 2024

Austerity extinguishes industrial policy revival

South Africa risks falling behind as much of the rest of the world embraces industrialisation to grow and protect economies

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Poll: Zuma’s popularity strong as ANC loses its grip on KZN
/ 25 January 2024

Poll: Zuma’s popularity strong as ANC loses its grip on KZN

The disgraced former president has a 63.1% favourability score in his home province. Whether that translates into votes for his new party remains to be seen

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The 30 years of ANC rule: From euphoria and fortification to demolition and desperate revival
/ 27 December 2023

The 30 years of ANC rule: From euphoria and fortification to demolition and desperate revival

We take a look at presidents Mandela, Mbeki, Zuma and Ramaphosa and their contribution – or lack thereof – to a democratic South Africa

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Broke, troubled, but full of hope
/ 26 December 2023

Broke, troubled, but full of hope

Three decades later Mzansi – and the author – are somewhat the worse for wear

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Ramokgopa: ANC top seven hope to convince Msimang to return to the party
/ 13 December 2023

Ramokgopa: ANC top seven hope to convince Msimang to return to the party

National executive committee members may thwart plans by the ANC top brass to bring former ANC veteran Mavuso Msimang back

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ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang was consulted on launch of new party by Roger Jardine, but was not asked to join it
/ 8 December 2023

ANC stalwart Mavuso Msimang was consulted on launch of new party by Roger Jardine, but was not asked to join it

ANC stonewalling on ridding its election list of people named in the state capture commission was the last straw for Msimang, who then quit the party

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Mandela, the ANC and the loss of servant leadership
/ 1 December 2023

Mandela, the ANC and the loss of servant leadership

In our rush to lionise Nelson Mandela we are liable to forget that it was his humanity that made him a great president and statesman

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Mandela and Socrates: Dignified justice from different ages
/ 1 December 2023

Mandela and Socrates: Dignified justice from different ages

The revolutionary and the philosopher held values that have stood true for two millennia

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Country goes to the polls under a shadow
/ 1 December 2023

Country goes to the polls under a shadow

Ten years after South Africans mourned the loss of Nelson Mandela, his legacy still looms large – but is the huge political vacuum he left that affects our lives the most

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Madiba would not have tolerated the malaise in South Africa today
/ 1 December 2023

Madiba would not have tolerated the malaise in South Africa today

Nelson Mandela stood for something — a claim very few of our politicians could make today

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Ramaphosa’s economy and Mandela-era nostalgia
/ 28 November 2023

Ramaphosa’s economy and Mandela-era nostalgia

Instead of prompting us to recapture our past, our current economic plight suggests we should break from it

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