populism

 
Nudge a nation of non-payers to cough up for their bills
Nudge a nation of non-payers to cough up for their bills
The problems facing Eskom have been described as “the biggest challenge facing the country”. But underlying the Eskom crisis is the much wider...
The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere
The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere
Tomorrow, remembrances will be held around the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall was a potent symbol of...
Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe
Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe
If you ask an African migrant in Europe who came across the Mediterranean Sea in a boat if they would make the journey again, most of them would...
Flailing coalitions are failing democracy in SA
Flailing coalitions are failing democracy in SA
The Democratic Alliance’s recent leadership difficulties are raising questions about the efficacy of coalitions in South Africa.
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
In sorrow over the way migrants are treated in South Africa, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out...
The elite have stolen the will of the people
The elite have stolen the will of the people
A dangerous contradiction mires South African politics: a rhetorical commitment by government to the empowerment of people, which is then rendered...
The price of populism
The price of populism
The annual conference of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals played host to some of South Africa’s most prominent...
National-populism: A new global model is born
National-populism: A new global model is born
History rarely repeats itself, but it often rhymes. Seen from Italy, the spectacle of far-right, pro-dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro winning the first round of...
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
In August, Ugandan musician turned independent politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, went to campaign on behalf of Kassiano Wadri, another independent...
Letters to the editor: August 3 to 9
Letters to the editor: August 3 to 9
The recent taxi massacre of almost a dozen people by machine guns has left most people in shock, but I am not shocked in the least. This sort of...
Italy votes in uncertain election stalked by populism
Italy votes in uncertain election stalked by populism
Italy went to the polls Sunday in one of the country's most uncertain elections ever with far-right and populist parties expected to make major...

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