Consolidating an uncertain future – remarks to a post-election webinar held with UFS

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I chose to give my talk the title ‘Consolidating an uncertain future’ in deference to the idea of democratic consolidation. This is the process by

As KZN chaos simmers

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The stage has been set for much social upheaval across KwaZulu-Natal. Solutions must go beyond merely targeting corruption and incompetence. Now would be an apt

Only business can end poverty

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The turmoil and angry arguments in the aftermath of the election of 29 May demonstrate the profound division in the ideology of South African politics.

Liberal failure to win 33% of Parliament

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The parties that oppose race nationalist socialism failed to get one third of the seats in Parliament. This matters more than is commonly known due

Right of reply: Phil Craig to Gabriel Crouse on ‘Secession movements unmasked’

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Break-up of South Africa is already underway  I read with great interest Gabriel Crouse’s article, ‘Secession Movements Unmasked’, which in part examined the relatively poor

SA’s new era of coalition politics: The road to true prosperity

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The recent national and provincial elections in South Africa have marked a historic turning point, ushering in an era of coalition politics that has fundamentally

NHI: You will have no healthcare and you will be happy

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Healthcare is already free at the point-of-care for South Africans who cannot afford it. However, the poorest South Africans pay the proverbial price when it comes

Evaluating the ICC Charges against Israeli and Hamas Leadership

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The South African government has clearly picked a side in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Its incredibly shameful accusations against Israel at the International Court of Justice

The advantages of legislative gridlock

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Whether alone or in coalition, the ANC will struggle to pursue its legislative agenda.  ‘The best government is that which governs least’, goes an old

Secession movements unmasked

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The 2024 election produced a new balance of forces on the two main axes of secessionism. First, the rise of MK, second, the fall of