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Good for you, #ImStaying, but why shout about it?

If it were to be revealed someday that the new craze of our times, #I’mStaying, were a government funded campaign aimed at countering the growing number of departures, or of making those who have left, are leaving or are planning to leave, feel bad about themselves, I would believe it. But since I haven’t done [...]

2019-11-04T15:53:05+02:00October 9th, 2019|

Markus, Maimane, and the sinister rite of passage

Many must be disappointed by recent questions surrounding DA leader, Mmusi Maimane’s rented house in Cape Town and the car that he drove. It doesn’t make any sense that he would have recorded the house in parliament’s register as belonging to him when it didn’t, and kept driving the loaned car, even, it is said, [...]

2019-10-28T21:07:45+02:00October 2nd, 2019|

Let’s call xenophobia what it is

President Cyril Ramaphosa was right to apologise on behalf of South Africa for the violence that engulfed parts of our country in recent weeks, much of which was directed at foreign nationals from the rest of the African continent. He is also correct to send out teams of emissaries to assure affected countries that his [...]

2019-10-28T16:13:12+02:00September 18th, 2019|

After the WEF on Africa, what comes next?

In last week’s column, I sought to place a spotlight on the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa, the progress that has been made in implementing some of the resolutions reached at the last forum, as well as the relevance of the 2019 programme to the political and economic status quo in South Africa. At [...]

2019-10-28T21:14:54+02:00September 4th, 2019|
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