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Expropriation űber alles

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Eroding property rights will put South Africa on the path to a Zimbabwe-type economic implosion, with devastating consequences. The report of the Presidential Advisory Panel

Saving the country’s pension savings from the NDR

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The impetus for prescribed assets is expanding for the simple reason that the government is running out of other people’s money. While the nation remains

The NDR nature of the ‘new dawn’

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If the National Democratic Revolution is to be defeated, South Africa’s moderate majority must stand together in resisting its interventions. Business is becoming impatient with

School vouchers for choice, competition, and (finally) a genuine ‘skills revolution’

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Faster growth, higher productivity, increased output, and more innovation can only come with urgent improvements to South Africa’s schooling system. South Africa needs a genuine

Retrieving the people’s war from an Orwellian ‘memory hole’

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I welcome Jeremy Gordin’s appraisal of my book as a ‘trenchant and compelling analysis’, but his unfounded criticisms cannot pass unchallenged. Gordin’s review of my

The NDR plan behind the empty SONA rhetoric

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Many commentators have criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa for not using his SONA speech last week to lay out a concrete plan for his supposed ‘new

No need to change SARB – capitalism’s doing fine in reducing unemployment

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The ANC/SACP demand for a shift in the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is supposedly motivated by the urgent need to overcome

Upsurge in attacks on IFP after election date set in July 1993

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‘In the ten days following the Tembisa massacre the death toll on the east Rand alone rose to more than 200.’ The ruthless drive for

Fear and violence in the run-up to the April 1994 election that brought the ANC to power

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International monitors of the 1994 poll should have queried whether a free and fair election could truly be held in such an atmosphere of fear.

Understanding the past to grasp the present and foretell the future

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In its final decade, the struggle took the form of a ruthless ‘people’s war’ that remains integral to South Africa’s future. The African National Congress