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How the DA should answer Clem Sunter’s rebranding questions 

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The year 2023 is set to be the beginning of South Africa’s electoral season, as political parties start gearing up for the 2024 general election.

Why ‘Eskom worked well in the past’ is a fundamentally bad argument

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South Africa’s electricity crisis is primarily a crisis of monopoly and regulation, not a crisis of corruption and incompetence.   Corruption and incompetence are foreseeable risks

Centralisation of basic education should be avoided and parental rights respected

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On 15 November 2022, I presented the SAIRR submission – drafted by Dr Anthea Jeffery – on the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, to

Two avenues to provincial policing without ANC cooperation

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There are broadly two ways political decentralisation takes place: authority is given, or authority is taken. This applies to the devolution of policing authority to

The ‘good intentions’ of race law: SA’s enduring legislative tradition

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The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) launched the Index of Race Law on 1 December 2022 – the first day of Reconciliation Month. The Index

Of course the Constitution is an obstacle to your radical plan: that’s the point

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ANC national executive committee member Dr Mathole Motshekga (“ANC leader says SA’s Constitution ‘an obstacle to socio-economic transformation’”) joins a small chorus of critics who

DA/ANC coalition? Hell no. Confidence and supply? Maybe 

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There is great excitement about the possibility of a coalition of ‘wild dog’ parties excluding the African National Congress (ANC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)

South Africa’s Constitution: pretty good, could be better

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A society dedicated to institutions – as opposed to personalities and factions – is one that seeks stability and predictability around its supreme constitution. Even

Business is gagged in the SA administrative state

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I was surprised by the enthusiastic, ideological defence of the colour bar by John Dludlu (“Dis-Chem is on the right path with transformation”), decades after

Hate Speech Bill in late 2022: Still a threat to free expression? 

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The infamous Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill has been back on the intelligentsia’s lips in recent weeks. Parliament has also