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How to nip the Cape independence movement in the bud

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Cape independence is an idea that is gaining increasing traction. Although it is dismissed by most as the notion of a lunatic fringe, if the

SA needs a political reset after Covid

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There has been much talk about how South Africa needs an economic reset after the Covid-19 crisis. There is no doubt that this is true.

Little evidence that Cyril is a Ramareformer

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Ever since Cyril Ramaphosa became president in 2018, after winning a bitter leadership contest with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, we have been told he is a reformer.

Lockdown reveals that we are governed by petty tyrants

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South Africa is now in its fourth week of lockdown, with an increasing number of commentators warning of an economic catastrophe unless something is done

Taking the long view

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The world is in crisis and, for many people, it feels unprecedented. For those of my age who are too young to really remember the

BEE isn’t working – time for a rethink

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South Africa is on the brink of an economic crisis. Some would say the country even faces an existential threat, as rumblings about Western Cape

Cricket, race, and obsessions

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If anyone thought 2020 would be the year when South Africans stopped being obsessed about race, they were wrong. The year began with more arguments

South Africa’s electoral system – time for a change

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Weeks before the May 2019 election, a little-known organisation, the New Nation Movement (NNM), brought a case in the Western Cape High Court in support

Eroding property rights risks destroying the dream of ‘94

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The government seems hell-bent on implementing a policy of expropriation without compensation (EWC) in South Africa, despite the very clear evidence that such a policy

Obsessive racial bean-counting benefits nobody

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A bizarre piece of news came out of the Fairest Cape recently. It was reported that the Cape Cobras, the Cape Town-based franchise cricket side,