Friend or Foe? 

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Whose side is South Africa on? Today’s South African national and provincial elections  is helping focus attention on its relationship with Washington D.C. Bilateral support to

Vote for future growth, not identity or history

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The editor of TimesLIVE sneers at ‘a party living off its reputation for removing waste’, but his identity politics only promises more misery. Like many

Mapping South Africa’s post-election space

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With opinion polls pointing to a historic decline in support for the governing African National Congress (ANC), the post-election option space is more complex than

What if this is South Africa’s last election?

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In one of his last addresses John Kane Berman, former CEO of the IRR, was asked what the greatest achievement was of the organisation he

A question of fate: an ANC-EFF coalition in 2024?

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The prospect of the African National Congress (ANC) losing its majority has caused much speculation about its post-election government.  South Africa is on the cusp

SA’s unignorable harbinger

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If you could sharply improve SA as measured by one metric, which metric would you choose? Why? The intersection of our politics and economics resembles

The world’s most immoral democracy

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“One man, one vote – once!” This was the standard prediction of whites in South Africa and in Rhodesia, as they watched one African country

Why I joined a party and volunteered my services in this election

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I have become a widget in the mighty machine that is a party in full campaign mode. The election that’s upon us is the most

NHI shock horror! You’ve been suckered, ladies and gentlemen

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According to last week’s Sunday Times (Ramaphosa “open” to more NHI talks), top business figures were shocked by President Ramaphosa’s signing of the National Health

Israel-Palestine and the role of the university

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I wrote the following piece earlier this month in answer to the comments of two senior politicians, Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade