Can federalism answer the problem of lawlessness?

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My sister travels quite a bit around the world for her job. She recently remarked, when we were all together for a family gathering in

Development as a victimless crime 

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Traditionally, a victimless crime was an attempt to save individuals from themselves, usually by the imposition of personal moral values on a non-consenting sinner. This

Is the DA’s minimum wage stance smart politics?

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The DA’s position on the national minimum wage has prompted predictable outrage from the left. ‘We appreciate that the DA is being honest about how

Defeat of the Danes

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 29th April 1521 – Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops defeat a

Does the ‘free market’ lead to public sector corruption? Of course not

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In 2020, Buddy Wells, a musician and MMT-enthusiast, wrote an article that, in broad terms, argues that South Africa’s pursuit of ‘neoliberal’ free-market reforms is

What comes after one party domination?

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Whether the ANC retains its majority or not, we are now shifting away from a period of near absolute domination by one political party.  

Western Cape should issue its own visas

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The Department of Home Affairs demonstrates an incompetence endemic to the national government and its culture of corruption, partisan loyalty, and centralised failure. Earlier this

Why Freedom Day is still worth celebrating

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Perhaps a certain amount of bitterness is to be expected, but regretting the democratic dispensation is not. This past weekend, South Africa celebrated 30 years

Thinking about Cape independence

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I was raised in Natal (as it was then), a province regarded in the context of the segregated politics of the time as different. Its

Sacrificing dignity perilously

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After thirty years of promising ‘a better life for all,’ ANC rule has entrenched rampant poverty and world-topping youth unemployment. If, as the lead partner