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The problem with Trump

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The problem with President Donald Trump is that his opponents are even worse than he is. In 2016, Americans were faced with a dreadful choice,

The strange case of the new Eskom CEO

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The surprise announcement of Andre de Ruyter as the new CEO of Eskom was soon followed by Eskom’s dismal half-year report. De Ruyter must be

The climate scandal of 2009

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This is the tenth anniversary of a sombre event in the history of ideas. The event itself was shocking enough, but more shocking was the

More bad economic news: Saldanha Steel

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The announcement that Saldanha Steel is to be shut down is very sad and yet another blow to our limping economy. It is, however, an

Any lessons from the Rugby World Cup?

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The final of the Rugby World Cup was of special interest to me because I watched it in a rough little pub only a few

Must we all suffer for Eskom’s sins?

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The answer is yes. Last Tuesday, Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises, laid out his rescue plan for Eskom. It had some good points but

Can good policies ever overcome race?

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For those who believe in liberal values, the Democratic Alliance (DA) debacle has been very sad. For those who don’t, it has been utterly delightful,

The future of the South African economy

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Is change impossible? If the answer is ‘yes’, our poor majority is doomed. There has never been a better time to invest in Zimbabwe/South Africa.

Our looming electricity disaster

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The campaign for solar and wind seems to be driven by the powerful renewable energy companies and green ideology – and our politicians, ignorant about

The DA should concentrate on liberal policy

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) must return to liberal policies, campaign for them, and explain to everyone why they work so well. The DA is now