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April06

Is the IEC still worthy of total trust?

FOR those of you who might have forgotten the events that dominated the first two days of the ANC’s 52nd National Conference, held in Polokwane in December 2007, let me remind you.  Broadly speaking, two factions of ANC delegates were at loggerheads with each other. One was firmly behind the then incumbent party president, Thabo
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December09

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
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