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Unity above all

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Last week, the Financial Mail ran a cover article entitled ‘Waiting for Dawn: Why isn’t Ramaphosa winning the war on Corruption?’ It’s a grim read

EFF campaign illustrates a much bigger problem

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The red-clad activists demanding to examine restaurants’ staff profiles have been condemned from various perspectives as an unjustifiable and illegal intrusion into companies’ labour relations,

No benefits to economic xenophobia

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Over the past week, the Economic Freedom Fighters visited restaurants ‘to check employment ratio of South Africans and foreign nationals’, scouring employee lists to gather their

EWC: the year ahead

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The past year ended on a dramatic note, with Parliament failing to pass the Bill to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution. This was a

The Constitutional line holds – but so must resolve to defend it

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It’s not often that the prompt for an article about South African governance is good news, but the failure of the African National Congress (ANC)

The end of year act for EWC

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As the year winds down, and with it emotional and intellectual energy, it is important not to forget that politics and governance continues apace. Indeed,

An inflection point?

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The events of the past weeks have demonstrated that a political realignment in South Africa is possible, even probable, and quite conceivably inevitable. The moment

Glencoe and Muden – a sad pattern and a loud warning

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A great deal of attention has been paid to the case against Garth Simpson, a farmer from Glencoe in KwaZulu-Natal, who is facing a charge

A fight on the savannah

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Animal behaviour is a fascinating field of study in its own right as well as for what it can teach us about our own propensities.

Revisiting polling – and why it is important

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I do not, on principle, engage with online comments on my work. Nothing personal, but I can’t respond to everything, and neither can I justify