Editor's Choice

PEOPLE'S WAR - New Light on the Struggle in South Africa
by Anthea Jeffery — last modified May 21, 2019 09:47 PM
Anthea Jeffery
May 19, 2019

Dr. Anthea Jeffery, Head of Policy Research at the IRR, has revised and abridged her seminal book, PEOPLE’S WAR - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa first published in 2009. The book covers the period 1984 to 1994 when the African National Congress (ANC), unsuccessful in waging the armed struggle in exile and disappearing from the public consciousness at home, embarked on the much more successful strategy of making South African townships ungovernable and destroying its black opponents.

THE CRITERION REPORT - voter preferences, attitudes and the political landscape.
by IRR — last modified Apr 30, 2019 11:31 PM
Apr 30, 2019

THE CRITERION REPORT VOL 2; No 3 of 30 April 2019 presents the findings and insights drawn from market research conducted by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) into voter preferences, attitudes and the nature of the South African political landscape.

A farm under siege – and why it should worry us all
by Terence Corrigan — last modified Apr 15, 2019 07:32 AM
Terence Corrigan
Apr 14, 2019

I've decided to retain this article on Editor's Choice as it has provoked a huge response and brings into sharp focus the sort of dire consequences of the ANC's carelessness over expropriation without compensation. This may be considered as an 'unintended' consequence of the ANC's 'land reform process'. The IRR has argued repeatedly since the start of the process that this is the sort of dire situation that can spiral out of control. This is the most high profile thus far, most previous acts being against black farmers.

Why is the ANC so destructive?
by RW Johnson — last modified Apr 06, 2019 08:07 AM
RW Johnson
Apr 06, 2019

The following is an extract from RW Johnson’s upcoming new book “Fighting for the Dream”, published by Jonathan Ball Publishers. This extract was published first in Politicsweb on 20 March 2019. In this excerpt Johnson offers an explanation for why the ANC seemingly can't achieve anything positive for South Africans.

No racial targets for Proteas at the World Cup
by Marius Roodt — last modified Apr 04, 2019 03:45 PM
Apr 04, 2019

There will be no racial ‘target’ in the selection of South African squad for the Cricket World Cup, due to be held in England later this year. This is according to Thabang Moroe, the CEO of Cricket South Africa (CSA), the sport’s local governing body.

Hands off Ace!
by Sara Gon — last modified Apr 02, 2019 07:45 AM
Apr 01, 2019

On the basis that you can’t make this stuff up, we are republishing the ANC’s press release in defence of Ace Magashule in response to the release of Pieter-Louis Myburgh ‘Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture’. The press release was issued by Dan Legote, spokesperson of the African National Congress. The text is exactly as received from the ANC with no amendments or corrections introduced.

Welcome to the Daily Friend!
by Sara Gon — last modified Mar 19, 2019 09:01 AM
Sara Gon
Mar 16, 2019

Apologies for anyone who has tried to log on today to find our Opinions in a constantly change of order. It seems that load shedding has come to The Daily Friend. The main Opinion of the day should be followed by the previous More Opinions in the order in which they first appeared. This is likely to happen again so please bear with us.

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