A goal for Gayton – and a win for the country

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Gayton McKenzie is a man able to stir strong emotions. According to perspective, he’s a strongman, a populist, a gangster, a xenophobe, an ethno-nationalist, or

The Wokeness retreat – tactical or inevitable?

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Although we may never know why Thomas Crooks tried to kill Donald Trump, his failed attempt has further wounded a freshly hobbled woke movement. Easily

The left despises the working classes

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I never know what the political terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ stand for and nobody has ever explained them to me, although they are used all

Reading Mania

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Returning to normality, or at least the world beyond social media and politics after sustained immersion, is not proving easy. It’s my fault. I made

This Week in the World

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Shedding light on events and personalities around the globe that may not have made the headlines. Ukraine/Russia This week saw relatively little movement on the

The DA shouldn’t have entered into the GNU

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The Democratic Alliance (DA), despite its fear over a doomsday coalition between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) or uMkhonto

Myers-Briggs: corporate woo

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The Myers-Briggs personality type indicator remains a popular management tool in South Africa and around the world, but it’s bunkum. Apply for a job or

Voters did not ask for more ANC-style transformation

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Since the election on 29 May 2024, a narrative has taken hold that misrepresents how South Africans voted. It is well described in a tweet

Taking responsibility: Nobody is coming to ‘rescue’ South Africa

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There is something simultaneously scary and empowering about realising that there is nothing and nobody out there who is coming to ‘save’ us, and that

The ANC’s Big Rethink

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Tomorrow, the ANC’s most senior leaders will hold a marathon meeting to discuss what went so terribly wrong for the party at the recent elections.