The left despises the working classes

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I never know what the political terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ stand for and nobody has ever explained them to me, although they are used all

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Myers-Briggs: corporate woo

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The Myers-Briggs personality type indicator remains a popular management tool in South Africa and around the world, but it’s bunkum. Apply for a job or a promotion in many corporate settings, and you may well be expected to subject yourself

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Mr President, we want growth damnit! | Daily Friend Wrap

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Nicholas Lorimer, and Makone Maja discuss what they hope to see in the President's address at the opening of Parliament. They also chat about tensions between the ANC and IFP in KZN and MK's poor performance in by-elections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMIlBCYpe28

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Voters did not ask for more ANC-style transformation

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Since the election on 29 May 2024, a narrative has taken hold that misrepresents how South Africans voted. It is well described in a tweet by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on 2 June: https://twitter.com/ThuliMadonsela3/status/1797164235480338735 This analysis exhibits significant flaws.

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Taking responsibility: Nobody is coming to ‘rescue’ South Africa

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There is something simultaneously scary and empowering about realising that there is nothing and nobody out there who is coming to ‘save’ us, and that this responsibility rests squarely on our shoulders. This is a responsibility to be eagerly embraced,

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GNU test: DA calls for president to reject BELA bill | Daily Friend Wrap

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Nicholas Lorimer and Marius Roodt discuss the basic education minister, Siviwe Gwarube, calling on President Ramaphosa to reject the BELA bill. They also discuss the bizarre press conference held by Independent Media and they chat about a clash between in

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The ANC’s Big Rethink

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Tomorrow, the ANC’s most senior leaders will hold a marathon meeting to discuss what went so terribly wrong for the party at the recent elections. They will also try to find a way forward for the party. On 29 May,

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How the centre can hold and South Africa can thrive

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Last year I wrote a 2034 optimistic time travel piece on SA;  many saw it as naïve. 2023 was a hard year to be bullish on SA. The prevailing argument went that the higher stages of power outages made grid