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|

Is Julius Malema’s EFF a nation builder or a wrecking ball?

MANY of us heaved a collective sigh of relief when the Zupta-commissioned Bell Pottinger racial campaign was outed about a year ago. Julius Malema Sadly, the campaign had had a successful run of just over a year before it was unmasked for what it was. Much of the damage had already been done. [...]

2018-03-07T09:25:58+02:00March 7th, 2018|

Forging a new way to build a better South Africa

IT SEEMS like South Africans will soon need to wake up to the truth that Cyril Ramaphosa and his confusing top six leadership team were elected for two things, and two things only: the first is to prevent the ANC from splitting at any cost, and the second is to ensure that it retains political [...]

2018-01-10T18:09:01+02:00January 10th, 2018|

The treacherous road to 2019: Whither opposition parties?

THE countdown to the 2019 general elections has begun. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the closing session of the Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba Cyril Ramaphosa, the new ANC president, has his work cut out for him. Imperfect as it is, the ANC's new 'Greek salad' leadership will keep the governing party together for a while, even though no one [...]

2018-01-03T16:12:28+02:00January 3rd, 2018|
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