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Uniting South Africa – the pragmatic middle is the future

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Working together, South Africa’s multi-hued, moderate, middle-of-the-road pragmatists, committed more to their children’s future than to ideology, can not only stave off the prospect of

Merely a coincidence?

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Current trends and issues which have at their vortex the dreadfully deficient state of South Africa’s economy and the crippled prospects of millions of people

Aligning policies and priorities

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If South Africa remains on its present ‘land reform’ course, we shall pay a steep price for it. The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has

It’s over … except it isn’t

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There is little reason to imagine that the reckless policy course that prevailed throughout 2018 and into 2019 is anything but the ‘direction of policy’

Are we anti-racist for the right reasons?

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Those who argue that black people involved in racial incidents should be treated more leniently than whites risk degrading the generous, ennobling universalism of human

Coming down to earth: the risks of land expropriation must now be faced

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All expectations are that, with the election now over, ‘the land question’ will again move swiftly to the centre of government’s agenda. A constitutional amendment

Policy is important – we ignore it at our peril Policy is important – we ignore it at our peril

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Robust debate on the best policies to take South Africa forward has been scant – and the risk we face is ending up as ‘just

Challenges of Biblical Proportions

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Farmers ‘anoint’ President Ramaphosa, but is it just a matter of faith over hope? ‘The Bible says presidents and kings are appointed by the Lord.

Why gun policy matters – even to those who don’t approve of guns

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Draft legislation would have removed self-defence as a grounds for owning a gun. If only the police and army have the right to have guns,

A farm under siege – and why it should worry us all

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I’ve decided to retain this article on Editor’s Choice as it has provoked a huge response and brings into sharp focus the sort of dire