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Shivambu throws stones from glass house

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EFF deputy Floyd Shivambu had a rant about Oppenheimer family donations to political parties. ‘White power is re-asserting its dominance’, claimed Floyd Shivambu, the deputy

Budget 2024: NHI will never happen

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Finance minister Enoch Godongwana announced prerequisites for the implementation of the NHI, and they’re insurmountable obstacles. It was with great relief that I listened to

How the government battered the tourism industry

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At the mercy of several bureaucracies, tourism has been bruised and battered by ANC rule. In what appears to be a slapstick attempt to shoot

ANC-led coalition destroyed Knysna in 18 months

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Knysna demonstrates how an alliance led by the ANC can ruin basic service delivery. Knysna has a history of fractious party politics. Its municipal council

SONA 2024: Polishing a turd

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Ramaphosa gave an unintentionally hilarious election speech at the Cape Town City Hall. One feels for the speechwriters who had to put together the nearly

The IMF’s speculative fiction on climate mitigation

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The IMF says spending trillions on climate mitigation could improve global GDP. Sure it might. A recent social media post by the International Monetary Fund

Bring back plastic bags!

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Shoppers believe paper or canvas bags are ‘more sustainable’ than plastic bags. They’re wrong. I love shopping for food at Woolworths. Your mileage may vary,

Ramaphosa’s dangerous ‘regime change’ rhetoric

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is weaponising the International Court of Justice case against Israel in order to cling to power. Three weeks ago, I expressed the

ICJ reluctantly hands Israel a victory

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Many journalists and officials are inaccurately reporting the ICJ’s provisional measures order against Israel. On Friday 26 January 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

ICJ ruling against Israel would set grave precedent

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If the ICJ today orders Israel to cease its military operations in Gaza, the consequences would be dire. At 14:00 SAST today, the International Court