The closer you look, the less convincing the reform narrative seems to be. Ramaphosa is surrounded by ministers who have no interest in reform. They’re only ...
Pity that the party will probably continue to appeal to its base by attacking the ANC rather than building a real alternative
Even so, here’s my advice: if you smoke or drink, get out now, this very day, and buy yourself a three-month supply of everything you need
Just too much money gets stolen and not enough politicians or officials are held to account for it. The price may turn out to be our sovereignty. At least ...
The president has been caught horribly short by the coronavirus. It has exposed weaknesses his general geniality might have hidden a little longer
Still, I don’t subscribe to the coup theory. I don’t think Ace Magashule is running the ANC and I don’t think the president is a coward
It is instructive that the president chose to consult the taxi industry on his Sunday night announcement, but not the liquor industry
SA insurance stalwart Santam has been a shining example of what not to do when you’re in a corner
If Mboweni is in the mood to stand against insanity then he has a chance to start when he presents the emergency Covid-19 budget tomorrow
You can be clever and ask whether the government used the time it bought by locking down early wisely, but there’s no right answer. The fact is, we’re in the ...
Another conference won’t do. Not more promises. Only action will do
At the best of times SA is not an easy place to govern, but there are so many easy fixes if we could only learn to value the expertise and commitment we have
Ramaphosa, Gordhan and Patel have a vision for a new SA – but a wasteland awaits them if they do not get more economic activity safely going
In the past few days there’s been a rapid flurry of reports suggesting the prevailing wisdom that Covid-19 is a respiratory disease may be wrong
President Cyril Ramaphosa is up against it if he is going to continue seeking political consensus on decisions that should be made on science alone, writes ...
Why didn’t we just go out and buy 50,000 beds? There are lots of places to put them
We isolate, caregivers risk their lives, the rich hoard and the poor suffer. But the rich die too. And we argue like there’s no tomorrow
Ramaphosa has to move ahead or get out of the way. Reform has to come or we all crumble, rich and poor, big companies and small
Ramaphosa looks better by the day. He’s taken bold and early action and it just might work