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Detonation in the DA
by Frans Cronje — last modified Oct 05, 2019 11:26 PM
Frans Cronje
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Oct 06, 2019

All it took was a little nudge and all the assurances of unity and introspection within the party came tumbling down to expose an organisation in terrible trouble.

Pull the plug on the SABC
by David Bullard — last modified Oct 05, 2019 11:19 PM
David Bullard
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Oct 06, 2019

The kindest thing would be to shut the SABC down, sell off the assets and better-known radio brands to private investors, and turn its HQ into a vast museum of incompetence.

All too familiar lesson from America
by Sara Gon — last modified Oct 05, 2019 11:53 PM
Sara Gon
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Oct 05, 2019

It is bizarrely comforting to know that the majority party in the House of Representatives can have as little understanding of successful economics as the African National Congress.

High time for the SACP to test its own voter support
by Anthea Jeffery — last modified Oct 02, 2019 09:01 PM
Anthea Jeffery
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Oct 03, 2019

The South African Communist Party (SACP) should also relinquish its stranglehold over the African National Congress (ANC), and free the ruling party to reflect the pragmatic policy preferences of most ANC voters.

EWC IS an issue for foreign investors
by Terence Corrigan — last modified Oct 01, 2019 11:31 PM
Terence Corrigan
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Oct 02, 2019

South Africans generally, and the government in particular, should be in no doubt about how expropriation without compensation is viewed across the world.

Modern Madness
by David Bullard — last modified Sep 28, 2019 03:47 PM
David Bullard
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Sep 29, 2019

I was keen to get hold of a copy of Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds as soon as I read a bad review about it in the left wing newspaper The Guardian. I’ve always been of the opinion that anything a Guardian journalist finds “problematic” is almost certainly going to be something that I don’t find in the least bit problematic. So I checked on Kindle and on the internet and eventually decided to opt for the lazy man’s choice, an audible version of the book read by the author.

Trade unions resist democracy
by Andrew Kenny — last modified Sep 28, 2019 03:39 PM
Andrew Kenny
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Sep 29, 2019

Nothing reveals more clearly the destructive motives of many South Africa trade unions than their furious opposition to the law passed this month making compulsory a secret ballot of all workers for deciding on a strike. The secret ballot takes power from the trade bosses and labour activists and gives it to the workers. This is why it is so hated by the bullies and so welcomed by democrats.

Greta the children’s crusader
by Nicholas Lorimer — last modified Sep 28, 2019 08:40 AM
nicholas@irr.org.za
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Sep 28, 2019

In the early spring of 1212 crusading fever was sweeping Europe. Many speculated (as they always did) that the return of Christ was imminent and that today’s Christians lived in the end times.


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