Chapter 9 Institutions

SA’s leaders must obey those moral traffic lights

HERE's something that begs to be recounted in the most basic language possible, lest we forget.  Imagine arriving at a familiar traffic intersection - one you have been driving through every day on your way to and from work - to find motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians going in all directions, hooters blaring, without anyone respecting [...]

2016-06-08T08:28:39+02:00June 8th, 2016|

Et tu, IEC?

I FELT relatively safe, even indifferent and not directly concerned when, soon after ascending to the US presidency, Barack Obama delivered his powerful “Africa needs strong institutions of democracy; not strong men” speech in front of the Ghanaian parliament in July 2009.  I felt that way because when I compared South Africa with the static [...]

2015-12-09T07:55:56+02:00December 9th, 2015|
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