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What’s left of Tito’s economic recovery plan?


None of finance minister Tito Mboweni’s most important proposals has been supported by the national executive committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC). Some

High time for the SACP to test its own voter support


The South African Communist Party (SACP) should also relinquish its stranglehold over the African National Congress (ANC), and free the ruling party to reflect the

State land ownership to ‘break the power of white capital’, not provide redress


Land redistribution of the kind envisaged by the ANC and its SACP ally will empower the state, not provide redress for past land injustices. Speaking

Mugabe’s death, and Zimbabwe’s dire suffering, should prompt a rethink of EWC


South Africans cannot allow a self-serving ANC elite to inflict a Zimbabwe-type disaster on the country. The death last week of former Zimbabwe president Robert

Three more reasons not to trust the ANC with EWC powers over land


Expropriation without compensation (EWC) offers no redress for past wrongs – it only empowers the state, not the individual, and will be used as a

Keep the glimmers of hope in the Tito document aflame


For all its flaws, finance minister Tito Mboweni’s document provides chinks of light in the gathering gloom, and the moderate majority should actively endorse it.

Jettison the EE Act; don’t jack it up


The Employment Equity Act is not only unconstitutional but also damaging to most South Africans, and should be repealed. Thulas Nxesi, employment and labour minister

The devil in the detail of NHI procurement


The procurement complexities of NHI alone will suffice to cripple delivery … as bureaucrats at national and district levels trip over each other in tendering

Why saying ‘No’ to NHI is vital


Anthea Jeffery | Aug 15, 2019 The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is likely to destroy the healthcare system and make it inordinately difficult for most people

The SACP’s ‘capture’ of South Africa’s democracy


Anthea Jeffery | Aug 08, 2019Theirs is a totalitarian concept fundamentally at odds with an open, accountable, and multiparty democracy. In its 98th anniversary statement issued earlier this