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The problems with democracy

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Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the rest. Next month the people of South Africa vote in a general election that

Why can’t we talk about Africa’s failures – Part 2

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The failure of most of post-colonial Africa has nothing to do with race, but rather everything to do with geography. When the European colonialists came

Why we can’t speak about Africa’s failures – Part I

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We need to confront our failures so that we can achieve success. “Look what’s happening north!”  While I was a young man in South Africa

The World’s Most Successful Ideology is Reviled

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Liberalism has brought about unprecedented freedom and prosperity, but is now reviled and misunderstood and wrongly named. Liberalism, the world’s most successful political and economic

Eskom, Affirmative Action & BEE

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The crippling of Eskom is a textbook example of the follies and dangers of affirmative action and BEE (Black Economic Empowerment). Under apartheid, which was