When opinion parts company with facts

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It has been disturbing to see how seasoned mainstream journalists have responded to and interpreted the events surrounding the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the past

Sometimes you need to do some purging

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Last week it was reported that the price of Sasol shares had ‘soared’ after the heads of several top executives had ‘rolled’ following an independent

From Nelson Mandela to Wilkins Micawber – South Africa since the 1990s

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After listening to the mini-budget this week, I think I understand what is going on; we are being governed by Wilkins Micawber, a character from

Clickbait versus Dignity

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Please don’t think me mawkish, but as I approach my late sixties I have become belatedly concerned about my health. As a custodian, I haven’t

Must we all suffer for Eskom’s sins?

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The answer is yes. Last Tuesday, Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises, laid out his rescue plan for Eskom. It had some good points but

Racialism: The elite’s war against the poor

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When a policy fails, it is common for people to say it is not the policy itself that is to blame, only its implementation. This

‘Wir reden über Gott und die Welt…’

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So goes a popular German expression, literally translated as ‘we speak of God and the World’. It means to discuss a limitless range of issues

Will your NHI taxes go to Eskom or SAA?

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National Health Insurance (NHI) is supposed to help the poor, but in fact it will give the state a monopoly over healthcare, further shackle the

There is a BBBEE hole at the centre of SA’s public debate

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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) is the holy cow of South Africa’s public conversation. The racially selective government programme is the single biggest hurdle to

Politicians are people, too – and that should scare you

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Government regulation is really just an appropriation of citizens’ rights. I can sum up the case for all government regulation in one sentence: Individuals act