Brexit: the real battleground is within

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At long last, after three years of parliamentary deadlock, two prime ministers, two general elections, one European election, and three extensions to Article 50, Brexit

The oncoming train

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The first volume of my Sunday Times ‘Out to Lunch’ columns came out in 2002. Not surprisingly the book was titled ‘Out to Lunch’ (its

A strange evil

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75 years ago, the worst manifestation of the worst crime in history came to an end. On 27 January 1945, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz, the

The future under EWC

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Much of the ‘land reform’ expropriation debate relies on hypotheticals or predictions – but in the last quarter of 2019 I had a glimpse of

Letter from the Campaign Trail

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In the first of a monthly feature, IRR Campaigns Manager Hermann Pretorius gives an account from the front line of the battle of ideas. Dear

Quest for an alternative

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Although they attracted a lot of attention, there was nothing original about Richard Quest’s comments on South Africa in Davos. In conversation with financial journalist

Government can take your home, farm, or business premises under Constitutional Amendment Bill

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Effective land reform is still required, but the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill of 2019 (the Draft Bill) will needlessly undermine the property rights of

Can South Africa defy the abyss again?

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A few days short of 30 years ago, South Africa turned back from the brink. I remember it well. In the cool dawn of Friday

Persecution does not make for exceptionalism in the job market

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The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has done South Africa a big favour in putting the spotlight on some of the many elephants in the room

An empire which must have done something right by her colonies

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Agence France Presse would have us believe that the Harry/Meghan ‘crisis’ has ‘shaken the very foundations of Britain’s ancient monarchy’. Actually, however, the ‘crisis’ has