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April14

South Africa’s 2019 election: Political promises and the time ahead

Soon after taking over from the one whose name I shall not mention, in early 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa undertook a trip to London, United Kingdom, where he attended a gathering of leaders from Common wealth countries, around the world.  South Africa seemed to begin to rise from the ashes of a decade long state
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April14

SA needs stronger institutions – then corrupt leaders won’t be a problem

SA needs a holistic approach to rebuilding its economy; not a piecemeal one – and the rebuilding cannot rely on the shoulders of one man or woman alone; it should be systemic. Or to put it another way, If SA had more powerful institutions, it wouldn’t need to put so much stock in individual people to keep its
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March25

South Africa’s 2019 election: The change many fear

  I received a long text message from a friend, who is also a strategic sector professional and head of a highly specialised entity in South Africa, over the weekend, lamenting the state of things in the country. He went on to correctly list many of the things that have gone wrong – things that
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March22

Black people will vote for the ANC while white people vote for Ramaphosa

Unconditional black ANC voters do not regard the party as corrupt, only certain individuals, while white South Africans are tempted to vote for Cyril Ramaphosa, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, writes Solly Moeng.    The blacks The only time South Africa wasn’t governed by the African National Congress (ANC) it was a truly harsh and
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February13

SA is in muddy waters – and elections won’t help

Just over a year ago, before the ANC’s 2017 elective conference that helped us start seeing the back of Zuma – well, more or less – and usher-in a ‘New Dawn’ of sorts, many South Africans were a lot more certain about whom they’d vote against and for than they seem to be today. DA voters were still as convinced that Mmusi Maimane stood a good chance of becoming the country’s
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