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Getting it wrong on ‘land reform’

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In a 1996 book on South Africa’s apartheid legacy, Reconciliation through Truth, the late Kader Asmal and his co-authors made numerous assertions that can fruitfully

A troubling glimpse of the future

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To understand how a phenomenon will unfold in the future, a good starting point is to look to how it developed in the past, and

Time for BEE to go

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It’s rare that a corporate leader in South Africa is willing to rise above the parapets on a touchy issue, and noteworthy when one does.

Will South Africa get those investments in?

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South Africa recently hosted the second of President Ramaphosa’s investment summits. In the wake of the depressing Medium Term Budget Policy Statement and close-shave of

Alarm in Washington: another front in the Expropriation without Compensation battle?

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South Africa’s relationship with the United States, long a complicated one, has been thrown into sharp focus by the announcement from the office of the

‘Wir reden über Gott und die Welt…’

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So goes a popular German expression, literally translated as ‘we speak of God and the World’. It means to discuss a limitless range of issues

Is it time to ‘shrink the cup’?

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While this idea may have some moral purchase, it is less clear whether it offers a practicable solution for a constitutional state and a highly

Conduct without justification or excuses

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Where abuses are proved to have occurred, justice must be pursued; victims deserve no less, and society can afford no less. Commenting on a case

A dubious justification for a thoroughly bad idea

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Addressing the failures of land reform would involve taking a hard look at what actually ails land reform rather than what fits an untidy ideological

A prayer for South Africa

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The least we could do is find the courage to change the things we can. ‘God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I