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The courage of Herman Mashaba

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Voters have always valued courage. From Margaret Thatcher to Bernie Sanders, it is impossible to think that political and electoral greatness and relevance can be

The unsatisfaction of the unaccomplished mission

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Book review: Slabbert: Man on a Mission (Albert Grundlingh, Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2021) Albert Grundlingh’s biography of Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, Slabbert: Man on a

Ethno-collectivists ensure Verwoerd’s legacy lives on

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Writing recently on EWN (DA at a crossroads: In search of political relevance on the cheap), Yonela Diko encapsulates vividly the past-its-sell-by-date, microwaved ethno-collectivism of

The great liberal confusion

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My moedertaal is colourful and versatile – especially when it comes to insults and swearwords. I’m convinced that rugby is largely such a popular sport

I am an unrepentant classical liberal because I am an unapologetic Christian

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I am not a classical liberal despite my Christianity or a Christian despite my classical liberalism. I am an unrepentant classical liberal because I am

Selling out South Africans in a grubby little stitch-up

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It doesn’t really get more sinister than secret negotiations between the elites of Corporate South Africa and the ruling African National Congress on how the

If sitting on the fence is uncomfortable, get off it

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Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia Asset Management, says the policy of prescribed assets, enabling government essentially to expropriate pensions and savings to fund its expenditure,

If sitting on the fence is uncomfortable, get off it

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Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia Asset Management, says the policy of prescribed assets, enabling government essentially to expropriate pensions and savings to fund its expenditure,

The death of the ANC and the future of South African politics

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The year 2020 will go down in history as the year the African National Congress (ANC) died. It is astounding to appreciate how far the

Are South Africans ‘frightened, flabby old women’?

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The division had been called, the count was in. By 275 votes to 153, the proposition – ‘This house will in no circumstances fight for