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Where is Mbeki's world elsewhere?
Where is Mbeki's world elsewhere?
In this essay commissioned exclusively for the Mail & Guardian, Thabo Mbeki biographer Mark Gevisser reflects on the former president's...
Mbeki's legacy not his alone
Mbeki's legacy not his alone
On "the Mbeki legacy", the Mail & Guardian has unwittingly echoed the Zuma camp's rationale for removing Thabo Mbeki by treating him as a...
The downfall of Mbeki: The hidden truth
The downfall of Mbeki: The hidden truth
The political rupture in South Africa is being presented in the outside world as the personal tragedy and humiliation of one man, Thabo Mbeki. It...
Prepare for life after Trevor
Prepare for life after Trevor
In relative respite for now, the markets should not think the local roiling is over. By this time next year Finance Minister Trevor Manuel will...
On not panicking
On not panicking
A letter to my dear friends overseas who have been calling, emailing and texting to find out if I've survived the recent South African political...
Mbeki's toughest test yet
Mbeki's toughest test yet
An ageing Nelson Mandela's voluntary departure from the presidency in 1999 was a great moment.
Unpacking Mbeki: Villain and victim
Unpacking Mbeki: Villain and victim
The story goes that when Thabo Mbeki, the incoming president, was asked how he felt about having to walk in Nelson Mandela's shoes he replied by...
Now for the real battle
Now for the real battle
It is difficult, when punched in the guts, to take a deep breath, although air is what you most fervently desire. Exhortations to stay calm seem to...
Crimes of the great denialist
Crimes of the great denialist
On September 20 2008, as South Africa's newly acquired Gripen fighter jets took off from a local air show to parade across Cape Town skies,...
Mbeki's 'breathtaking' appeal
Mbeki's 'breathtaking' appeal
Former president Thabo Mbeki's application to the Constitutional Court has been slammed by legal experts as unprecedented, without merit and...
'A special, emotional and sad moment'
'A special, emotional and sad moment'
Essop Pahad, former minister in the presidency "For a number of us it is a special and emotional and sad moment now that we are leaving. I did not agree with the decision, it was profoundly unjust....
Call for Mr Cool ...
Call for Mr Cool ...
There is much about the ANC's sacking of Thabo Mbeki that the Mail & Guardian finds disturbing.

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