In the Press / Current Affairs

If SA were a business, we’d have axed those at the top

Yet another friend told me the other day that the ANC is getting too much coverage in South African media. She argued, with reason, that there are many other things taking place in the country that do not get the media attention they deserve. I wasn't sure whether to tell her it's all sensational, or [...]

2019-10-28T21:01:54+02:00August 21st, 2019|

Moyo to Mkhwebane, in SA’s public battles everyone loses

The ongoing legal, political and ideological skirmishes taking place in South Africa are far from over, and while they continue, they're casting all sorts of shadows over the heads of individuals who have, for many years, been regarded as credible leaders. As a result, increasing numbers of hitherto untouchable leaders are fast losing their lustre [...]

2019-10-28T21:39:57+02:00August 7th, 2019|

To boost SA’s growth, start with its systems

A few years ago, former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille – she whom many love to hate – responded to a question at the launch of her book Not without a fight. She said that in her opinion, the ANC would eventually get out of office, but not without a fight. It left me [...]

2019-10-28T21:19:10+02:00July 31st, 2019|

Ramaphosa, Gordhan, and the battle for SA’s soul

The internecine war currently underway in and around the governing party affects us all. It no longer matters whether people voted to "strengthen Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa" or not, in 2019. There was an opportunity, in May, to significantly reduce the governing party's political grip over the affairs of our country and the power that comes [...]

2019-10-28T21:44:06+02:00July 25th, 2019|

Put your foot down, Ramaphosa

There are times when it feels as though we South Africans are mercilessly caught up in a maelstrom of repeated political promises that will never be fulfilled: Lies, arrogance and impunity by untouchable political criminals. They remain victorious, laughing in our faces after every election, untouchable as they manage to hoodwink sufficient numbers into voting [...]

2019-10-28T21:23:44+02:00July 20th, 2019|
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