Julius Malema

President Ramaphosa needs to lead South Africa from the front

A few weeks ago, President Ramaphosa stated that the 2019 general elections will be more important than the historic, racially inclusive, elections that ushered in our post-apartheid democratic order, in 1994.  I disagreed with him then and I still do so now. But I will agree to a point if what he meant was that the 2019 [...]

2019-02-16T20:01:39+02:00February 16th, 2019|

Cyril, show SA you are sincere

MOST of us will agree that there are people who simply never know how to deal with an apology, or the need to apologise.  Let me list three kinds of such people for the sake of this discussion: Those who apologise, ask for forgiveness, promise never to do it again, and then ask that we [...]

2018-04-19T19:15:43+02:00April 19th, 2018|

Malema sitting pretty as EFF occupies prime political real estate

INCREASING numbers of South Africans are wondering: will the Economic Freedom Fighters merge into the ANC ahead of or after the next general elections? Will it ditch its ‘issue-by-issue’ cooperation with the DA in favour of boosting the ANC’s threatened electoral fortunes?  Will it continue issuing its divisive racist rhetoric - often explained away as [...]

2018-03-14T08:52:39+02:00March 14th, 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|

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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