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Does massive poverty require government support?

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There are two ways to read that question and in both cases the answer is yes. In both cases the implications for South Africa run

How BIG debates can squash BEE

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Our ruling party is expected to benefit electorally from its anti-corruption efforts, while legal forms of patronage sink the economy. Basic income grant (BIG) debates

Breaking the ANC’s lock on the electorate

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That the international coverage of chaos in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng was superseded by the assassination of Haiti’s president was not totally random. Liberation movements don’t

When small successes deceive

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Where is the evidence that the ANC’s goals have changed? To party elders, Zuma’s unforgivable sin was his electoral toxicity. Echoing past injustices, systemic patronage

Our debates miss the big picture

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Asia is now the centre of global growth, as it converted massive poverty into the world’s most populous middle class. Circumstances across this country and

Putting policy pivots in perspective

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China’s recent policy pivot to grow its workforce highlights how scarcity-abundance-scarcity cycles have become outdated for most societies. The implications for South Africa run deep.

Why upgrading our national dialogue is essential and how to do it

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South Africa’s political and economic challenges will remain unmanageable until we reframe our national discourse. Our adoption of a global perspective can be fast-tracked by

From woke to winning

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The title, ‘#Go Woke, Go Broke,’ tidily packages Helen Zille’s persuasive argument.  Only when she pirouettes to close her new book on an up-note does

SA’s cold war plan

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China’s challenging the world order presents profound risks and opportunities for South Africa. Our policies must blend a realistic worldview with fluency in 21st century

Harness inequality and science to create jobs

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Criticism of the party Nelson Mandela personified had been restrained until Jacob Zuma appointed, briefly, a lackey as finance minister. So how can it be