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SA wants a WHO Pandemic Treaty

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In the wake of devastating Covid-19 lockdowns, South Africa is supporting a global treaty that would give the WHO far-reaching powers to respond to health

US baby formula shortage: whose fault is it anyway?

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Biden cabinet member Pete Buttigieg says that the free market is to blame for the critical baby formula shortage in the US. The socialist Jacobin

Fiddling while Rome burns

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The scandal over a proposed R22 million monumental flag illustrates once more that our governing class keeps itself occupied with vanity projects instead of concentrating on

The ANC’s ideology rewards kleptocracy

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People don’t join the ANC because they want to serve the people. They join the ANC to get rich. This is the natural outcome of

What rockets can tell us about the ‘entrepreneurial state’

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There’s a widespread belief, including in the South African government, that governments can be entrepreneurial and innovative. NASA’s Space Launch System, however, proves that wrong.

Tertiary education should not be free

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In South Africa and in America, there is controversy over paying for tertiary education. Many people want it to be free and tax-funded, as it

The real reason US abortion rights are under threat

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It’s been 49 years since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that declared a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy, within limits, to be consistent

Drink whisky, not water

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It has been brewing for decades, but like the long-neglected electricity system, the long-neglected water supply, treatment and reticulation systems are now collapsing. Best be

You can’t legislate against ‘psychological harm’

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Speech control laws in South Africa and around the world are sliding down a slippery slope to censorship. This is going to cause more harm

Trust in government has never been lower

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KwaZulu-Natal is teaching its residents, and the country, that government cannot be relied upon, and true help comes from the private sector. It is a