A question of trust

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The latest edition of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer highlights an important dynamic in South Africa’s politics. As the name suggests, this is the question

Thank – don’t tax – the rich

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We must support policies which tame poverty and unemployment even if they increase inequality. Many people maintain that inequality can always be reduced by making

The Lesson of the Golden Chicken

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Easter Egg hunts in my family were robust events. Ostensibly about the search for sugar in sparkly wrapping, they were also about checking to see

Militant Islam, Marxism and the ANC

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How does the ANC feel about this? On Friday 22 March, gunmen broke into a big rock concert at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow

From chaos to prosperity: encounters with a changing China

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In the summer of 1967 two friends and I visited the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. We were graduate students in a US-funded programme on

Treasury confuses BEE premiums further

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Treasury’s proposed Public Procurement Bill changes the way unreported BEE premiums get paid. Treasury’s submissions to Parliament in favour of the Bill show worse is

Understanding the party lists, and how our MPs are elected

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The IEC recently released the party lists for the 2024 general election for public scrutiny. There has been much discussion about who has made safely

South Africa’s tobacco policy is a contradictory mess

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There’s neither rhyme nor reason behind South Africa’s inconsistent tobacco control policies. In the United Kingdom, the public health authorities actively encourage vaping as a

Wrongly labelled ‘universal franchise’ is why we can’t have nice things

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There is no such thing as ‘universal franchise’. It does not and has never existed. All franchise – everywhere and always – is qualified. The

CricketSA  ̶  Teeger cover-up

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CricketSA and the Gauteng Central Lions have chosen to cover up what I regard as their malfeasance in the Teeger matter. They have chosen to