Articles By This Author

ANC, EFF push for unconstitutional postponement of election

Opinions

Threatened by a voter backlash to the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus lockdown in the 2021 local elections, the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic

Ramaphosa is right, we do need a ‘new economy’

Opinions

South Africa’s economy was on the ropes long before the coronavirus lockdown administered its coup de grâce. We do need a new economy once all

Reflecting on Bullard’s dismissal from the Daily Friend

Opinions

Since my role in reporting the tweet that got David Bullard axed from the Daily Friend is now public, I’d like to take a moment

Jan de Lange’s dishonest attack on me and the IRR

Opinions

The political editor of the Rapport newspaper, Jan de Lange, last Sunday penned a rather scurrilous attack on me and the Institute for Race Relations

Dark clouds over lockdown relaxation

Opinions

Much of the country heaved a sigh of relief at the news that lockdown restrictions would be significantly eased from 1 June, but the economic

Black markets in booze and cigarettes are thriving

Opinions

South Africans are making their own alcohol, and the black market in cigarettes is making outrageous profits. Government says that its reasoning for not permitting

Why the secrecy? SA lockdown and UK’s buggy Covid-19 model

Opinions

Imperial College London’s epidemiology model, on which Britain and many other countries based their lockdown decisions, has come under scathing criticism for being buggy and

Government is not immune to the fake news infodemic

Opinions

There’s a plague of fake news surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic which occasionally has deadly consequences. Banning fake news, however, is hardly a solution, since governments,

Cozying up to the commies

Opinions

To while away the lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been dabbling in long-distance international diplomacy. His most brotherly love was reserved for his fellow communists,

Coronavirus likely much less of a killer than expected

Opinions

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, we’ve been hearing all about the case fatality rate of the disease, which in some countries, including the