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|

Does Zuptagate mean open season for the opposition?

MANY conversations around recent developments in the country tend to end in one comment which is sometimes posed as a question: “…then why do the majority of South African voters continue to vote for the ANC?”  When not posed as a question, the person making the comment often ends by throwing their hands in the [...]

2016-04-01T15:54:15+02:00April 1st, 2016|

If Maimane were the new President…

WHEN George W Bush was President of the United States of America, the world experienced America at, arguably, its angriest, arrogant and violent state since the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the US Naval Base in Hawaii. Within a year after George W Bush won the US presidency, terrorists planned and successfully executed [...]

2015-05-13T21:13:21+02:00May 13th, 2015|
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