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South Africa’s almost non-existent thin blue line

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The news that newly proposed firearms legislation would no longer recognise self-defence as a valid reason to own a firearm, has been met with anger,

South Africa’s political landscape – portents for October?

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South Africa is heading to elections in October to choose new municipal governments across the country (assuming that they aren’t postponed as a consequence of

Which has aged better?

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Throwing Copper, the album by the rock band, Live, was released on 26 April 1994, the day before South Africa’s first all-race election, making democratic

Hopelessness and hopefulness to be found in Cambodia – and parallels with SA

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Book review: Cambodia: From Pol Pot to Hun Sen and Beyond Sebastian Strangio (2020) Cambodia is one of the most fascinating countries on Earth. It

Mboweni plays the race card to South Africa’s detriment

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On Wednesday a number of strange missives were dispatched by the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, from (presumably) the wilderness of Magoebaskloof where he has

Can independents make an impact?

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Last week Mmusi Maimane, the former leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and now Chief Activist of the One South Africa movement, announced that his

Super Wednesday – Fleeting glimpse of future trends, or much ado about nothing?

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On Wednesday South Africa held nearly 100 by-elections. The large number of by-elections was because they had all been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The madness of race classification

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The madness of race politics in South Africa was once again brought to the fore this week when it emerged that a coloured man in

The madness of race classification

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The madness of race politics in South Africa was once again brought to the fore this week when it emerged that a coloured man in

We are owed nothing

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A bizarre social media episode this week reflects a broader South African malady which risks condemning us to mediocrity for the foreseeable future, with little