PETER BRUCE: Cyril, Gweezy and the politics of power

Why it wasn’t a bad idea to support Cyril, even though the ANC could be described as apartheid’s parting gift to SA

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PETER BRUCE: Stage 6 and counting: the Gwede Mantashe factor

Somehow, money and politics are staying Mantashe’s hand. Unless he moves, Mantashe will threaten Ramaphosa more directly than any of his more visible opponents

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PETER BRUCE: The writing’s on the wall for Iqbal Survé

Digital news is here to stay but there needs to be more real journalistic competition back in the print market as well

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PETER BRUCE: Eskom: the throne behind the power

If the wrong person is appointed as Eskom CEO, Cyril Ramaphosa can kiss stabilising the economy goodbye

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PETER BRUCE: Bok power wins; Eskom’s power struggles

If it were up to me I’d get Calitz into Eskom and ask Maseko to fix SAA

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PETER BRUCE: The Springboks are no pushover

Erasmus has taken a debilitated and broken team and turned them around

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PETER BRUCE: For DA’s sake, Maimane and Zille have to become partners

These are strange days in the DA, but what the party needs to do to get back on track is clear enough

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PETER BRUCE: How Helen Zille snared the Guptas

Zille may have triggered what became the Magnitsky laws to fight corruption but it was Browder who did the work

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PETER BRUCE: Helen Zille, history, revenge and Selfe interest

If Zille wins next week she and Maimane would, in theory, co-lead the DA into the next election cycle. It won’t end well

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PETER BRUCE: Cyril has a tiger in his tank, not a kitten

Ramaphosa is setting out his stall and everyone is in it, even if people can’t see it

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PETER BRUCE: Hey Boks, think outside the box

Our tactics seemed to consist of the box-kick, which invariably fell into the opposition’s hands. Surely you change tactics when the ones you are using don’t ...

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PETER BRUCE: SA economy: the DA’s default to the ordinary

Maimane should get up to date with some of the current thinking about capitalism and social inclusion

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PETER BRUCE: Tie a ribbon of steel around sex offenders?

SA’s police service is in no condition to help but other countries may have lessons about combating femicide that we can learn

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PETER BRUCE: Cyril in the middle of the Treasury/Telkom bunfight

Even if the Treasury is correct and they were consulted, the silence on the paper from Gordhan and Patel is deafening

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PETER BRUCE: Gavin Watson’s death: what will the repercussions be?

Over at the NPA, Watson’s unexpected demise might actually make life easier

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PETER BRUCE: SA’s liberal battlefield

Liberalism is an idea, not a fact. That makes it much more powerful. It must not be hijacked

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