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Living on the edge
by David Bullard — last modified Aug 18, 2019 01:09 AM
David Bullard
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Aug 18, 2019

Things we need to consider now that South Africa is perilously close to the ‘fiscal cliff’.

ANC sought power, not freedom
by Andrew Kenny — last modified Aug 18, 2019 12:54 AM
Andrew Kenny
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Aug 18, 2019

The violence of the people’s war is the key to understanding the rise to power of the African National Congress (ANC).

Is the genie now out of the bottle?
by Terence Corrigan — last modified Aug 15, 2019 10:58 PM
Terence Corrigan
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Aug 16, 2019

The ancient tale’s salutary lesson for South Africa today is that a determined pushback against a destructive idea – even one with enormous power behind it – is possible.

Why saying ‘No’ to NHI is vital
by Anthea Jeffery — last modified Aug 14, 2019 10:13 PM
Anthea Jeffery
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Aug 15, 2019

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is likely to destroy the healthcare system and make it inordinately difficult for most people to obtain the care they need.

More than just making a ‘lawaai’
by Michael Morris — last modified Aug 13, 2019 10:08 PM
michael@irr.org.za
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Aug 14, 2019

Behind every stand the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) takes is a body of considered research, and a good alternative to bad policy.

There is only one thing to talk about …
by Frans Cronje — last modified Aug 25, 2019 12:31 AM
Frans Cronje
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Aug 11, 2019

If we do not defeat the threat of expropriation without compensation, we doom South Africa to a future of poverty, and failure, and chaos.

Ten norms of a submerging market
by David Bullard — last modified Aug 10, 2019 11:41 AM
David Bullard
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Aug 11, 2019

The government’s ‘10 reasons why you should invest in South Africa’ ad may need to be reshot to reflect current conditions.

Can Ramaphosa never match Verwoerd?
by Andrew Kenny — last modified Aug 10, 2019 11:37 AM
Andrew Kenny
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Aug 11, 2019

Is South Africa under democracy, ruled by the African National Congress (ANC), doomed to slower growth than it had under apartheid?


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