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No, it’s not just about implementation

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At a briefing given this week by the National Planning Commission (NPC), now in its third iteration, its deputy chairperson, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, recognised the

Reflections on the state of disaster

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‘Since the requirements for a National State of Disaster to be declared in terms of the Disaster Management Act are no longer met, Cabinet has

EWC: No time for complacency

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The attempt last year to amend Section 25 of the Constitution represented a grave threat to whatever chances for future prosperity South Africa had. In

South Africa, Russia, Ukraine and the Imperialist Threat – why on earth is anyone surprised?

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Since Russian forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February, South Africa’s public conversation has been sputtering with incredulity at the position taken by its leaders on

The missing link in the ’Professionalisation’ drive

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President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address last month attracted a lot of attention for his novel remarks on the relative places of the state

Forget the outside world, this is a disaster of the country’s own making

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Like a dreadful inevitability – because that is what it is – load-shedding is back. Once more the economy stutters as opportunities are lost, and

The EWC saga continues

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It’s perhaps somewhat counterintuitive, but what has become understood as the Expropriation without Compensation drive has never been entirely and solely about the ability of

A tragedy and a farce

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I’m no great admirer of Karl Marx. I say this having read a great deal of Marx’s own work, and a great deal by those

Beware moral panics – they are bad for all of us

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Klawer – an out-of-the-way dorp in the northern reaches of the Western Cape – has featured grimly in the news over the past two weeks.

A comprehensive failure of governance, and government

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While the country digests the reports of the Zondo Commission, detailing how the carcass of the state was carved up under the so-called State Capture