The farm burglary has thrown into sharp relief a sloppy and mildly chaotic background to an otherwise carefully scripted presidency
Maybe Erasmus will see what he has to lose and make things right with World Rugby. But don’t bank on that happening
After 2024 or 2029, the ANC will be unable to form a government on its own — and that’s where the big test lies for the DA
The party’s position of ignoring race, and not having a clear economic policy, could prove disastrous
Will we kill our future because we lack the courage to live now?
We’re going to kill old order jobs in the hope that we can grow new, new order ones
Many aspects of the economic Master Plan promise little more than a doubling down on old, dog-eared ANC shibboleths
Mkhize looked like the voice of reason during the pandemic, and he works hard. But getting rid of advisers who only told him the truth is a sign of weakness
There’s no denying that jobs need to be created and that ‘buy local’ is a good thing, but they aren’t going to happen by decree
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
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