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 [...]

2019-11-05T04:47:55+02:00March 25th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-11-05T04:48:19+02:00March 22nd, 2019|

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. South Africa's newly-minted president Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the National address at [...]

2019-02-13T10:09:45+02:00February 13th, 2019|

When the general elections need some general corrections

As 2018 draws to an end and 2019 begins to appear in the no-longer-so-far horizon, many South Africans are wondering what will happen when President Cyril Ramaphosa finally announces the date for the next general elections. Flag of South Africa , This is a computer generated and 3d rendered image. Indications are that [...]

2018-11-06T09:26:47+02:00November 6th, 2018|

Slow down – elections ahead

The first half of 2018 has gone by very fast, filled with a mixture of Ramaphoria, trepidation, doubt and relief following Zuma’s departure.  There were other emotions, too, that left many South Africans either optimistic about the future or, increasingly it seems, worried that they might have accepted a rosy 'new dawn' proposal without reading [...]

2018-08-01T10:00:27+02:00August 1st, 2018|
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