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Marvel comics meets SONA
by David Bullard — last modified Jun 22, 2019 09:37 PM
David Bullard
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Jun 23, 2019

SONA II proves that the more promises of change there are, the more things are likely to stay the same.

Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town!
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 22, 2019 09:33 PM
sara@irr.org.za
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Jun 22, 2019

Many astute commentators will analyse the content of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the next few days. The event, however, reflects how much the African National Congress (ANC) patronises ordinary South Africans and how little it respects them. But more than that it shows that ‘the emperor has no clothes’.

The story of an animal farm
by Michael Morris — last modified Jun 18, 2019 11:10 PM
michael@irr.org.za
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Jun 19, 2019

South African novelist Olive Schreiner’s century-old insight into the fundamental unity of South Africans’ interests continues to be fiercely resisted by adherents of the ideology laid bare by George Orwell.

Geneva junket all in a day’s not half decent work
by David Bullard — last modified Jun 16, 2019 12:09 AM
David Bullard
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Jun 16, 2019

But if ‘decent work’ really is what the International Labour Organisation’s conference is all about, rather than slumming it in Switzerland, why not hold it in one of the world’s leading unemployment locations like Khayelitsha?

The Reserve Bank and the revolution
by Andrew Kenny — last modified Jun 16, 2019 12:06 AM
Andrew Kenny
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Jun 16, 2019

If recent pronouncements herald the second phase of the governing party’s National Democratic Revolution (NDR), we can be sure the capitalists will leave – taking their money with them, and all hope of jobs and prosperity.

Meltdown by default
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 14, 2019 11:14 PM
Sara Gon
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Jun 15, 2019

The Chernobyl disaster demonstrated the Soviet Union's fatal flaw – the risk we face is that the ANC is South Africa’s ‘Chernobyl’.

Uniting South Africa – the pragmatic middle is the future
by Terence Corrigan — last modified Jun 14, 2019 02:26 AM
Terence Corrigan
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Jun 14, 2019

Working together, South Africa’s multi-hued, moderate, middle-of-the-road pragmatists, committed more to their children’s future than to ideology, can not only stave off the prospect of doom, but build a worthwhile future for all.


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