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Our inescapable choice: ideology or growth

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It’s a bit of a cliché to say that the coming year will be decisive for South Africa. An environment of system crisis and increasingly

Appeasement in advance 

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Sports-mad South Africa has a voracious appetite for news of all types about the affairs of its pitches, courts, and fields, and an emotional response

A perspective on Taiwan’s election

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The present year will be a momentous one for elections. Not only will South Africans be going to the polls, but so will around 2

Chasing the White Whale: an epic moment in literature and a tawdry feat of character assassination 

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This piece was first published in January. It’s doubtful that more than just a few South Africans, including those with a fondness for literature, will

Is there a terrorist threat? 

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I’ve said on numerous occasions – to whomever will listen, regardless of sympathies – that South Africa has nothing to offer in the resolution of

Compacts are impossible, so go transactional

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Wandile Sihlobo is one of South Africa’s foremost voices on agricultural matters. He combines an intimate understanding of the sector globally and locally with an

A Bleak Friday 

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Black Friday is the emblem of a consumer society in all its gaudy, excessive glory. We get to spend large sums of money on temporarily

Call it what it is: Squandering

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For South Africa to escape from its current malaise, it will need growth of 5.4% per annum for a sustained period. This was the judgement

Disincentivising reasonable disagreements

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There may be reasonable disagreement about the best strategies for dealing with pathological behaviour, but it would be surprising indeed if there were any debate

Adapt or die? The ANC that just can’t get on with anybody 

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The ANC is looking to cut ties with both the EFF and the Patriotic Alliance. This is according to reports on a document prepared by