How BEE changed the rules of the game

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In the closing weeks of 2019, South Africa reached Stage 6 load-shedding. This is uncharted territory, so let’s unpack it a little. Some years ago

Piketty and the flawed analysis of SA capital

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Among ‘the three most important concepts for analyzing the capitalist system’, Thomas Piketty places the capital/income ratio, or as he denotes it ‘β’, first. Piketty

Limiting the role of the State

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In one of his replies to questions in parliament in 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the State should be at the centre of the development

South Africa’s electoral system – time for a change

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Weeks before the May 2019 election, a little-known organisation, the New Nation Movement (NNM), brought a case in the Western Cape High Court in support

The Egregious Fascist Fat-Cats

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‘Egregious’ is such a delicious word. It’s the sort of word you want to roll around your mouth like a fine wine. It means ‘outstandingly

The New Year threatens us with prosperity

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The New Year threatens most of humanity with increased prosperity, good health and benign weather. The last half century has seen an improvement in human

The Left’s greatest challenge in South Africa

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Francis Fukuyama is the most internationally renowned political theorist to speak in South Africa in 2019. Though his lecture was widely overlooked, the argument he

Eskom 2020

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December 2019. It’s difficult to think of a time since 1994 when we as a country have approached the New Year so alive to the

Eskom and the ANC: Still refusing to do the right things

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Unplanned outages at Eskom power stations reached more than 14 000MW on the Saturday before Christmas. This once again raised the spectre of load-shedding over the

A sense of goodwill

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Travelling to Bloemfontein this week, we stopped to fill up with petrol in Beaufort West, the half-way halt longed-for by the children for whom even