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A man of rare political courage

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Among the many awards FW de Klerk received was one for political courage. It was probably the most appropriate of them all, and one that

Has Ramaphosa sold out to the eco-colonialists and their eco-hypocrisy?

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Three weeks ago this column suggested that rich countries would do a ‘decarbonisation’ deal with South Africa and then pull that deal like a rabbit

COP 26 and beyond: Is China playing the West for fools?

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Nearly 30 years have elapsed since the first big climate change conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. During that time the proportion of global

Will anyone in Glasgow speak up for the ‘unplugged’ millions?

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‘Three billion people in the world today use less electricity than what’s used in my kitchen refrigerator.’  These were the words of Robert Bryce in

This climate deal would make our energy crisis worse

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Earlier this month envoys from several rich countries held talks in South Africa to discuss a deal they want struck in time for the UN

Time to liberate all business, not just small business

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The lekgotla of the ruling party’s national executive committee held early last month envisaged ‘a reduction in the red tape that constrains the growth of

How to overcome vaccine hesitancy

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There is a simple way of overcoming vaccine hesitancy – incentivise hesitant people by offering rewards via lotteries. Every person who gets vaccinated against Covid-19

We now know how National Health Insurance will work

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Following publication last week of the Digital Vibes report, the acting director general of health, Nicholas Crisp, was asked whether that scandal had damaged the

“Free us from the shackles of labour laws”

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South Africa’s tragically high unemployment has frequently been described as a “ticking time bomb”. To what extent unemployment contributed to the violence in July in Kwazulu-Natal

A very BIG but very bad idea from the GOOD party

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Brett Herron, secretary-general of the GOOD party, recently wrote an article for Daily Maverick which that publication headlined ‘South Africa’s shocking jobless figures make a