Category: Politics

cyril ramaphosa for christmas

South Africa: a Cyril Ramaphosa for Christmas

Although this gift feels like it was expensive.

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Join the protest

Should you ever join the protest?

Yes, it's a debate that we keep having. It's probably important that we keep having it.

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#AntiZumaMarches: This Civil Protest

Yoh. Some of these sign. My word.

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The Pravin Gordhan scorecard

The Pravin Gordhan Scorecard

Placing both terms as finance minister into context.

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The SA Finance Minister dance continues…

Next up: Malusi Gigaba. Pravhin, thanks for playing.

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Why Local Government Elections Matter

And why a DA-EFF coalition makes a lot more sense than you think.

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SA, and the “only having two years left” book

This article is doing the rounds on my Facebook newsfeed: “Asking RE Johnson why SA only has two years left“. I actually read it some time ago, but the article came from – and in my experience, their news tend to be more inflammatory than necessary. And the title is well-misleading – it should […]

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New Visa Laws, New Road Laws, that FICA abomination…FOR WHAT

First off, I don’t mind a bit of government regulation. I just don’t believe that the free market functions as well as we would like it to. It would be great to say “Hey – leave it alone. It’ll all work out. Really.” But whenever I’m presented with that particular line of argument (hope?), I […]

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South Africa. Time to see clearly. After all – the rain has gone.

Magnus Heystek is a chop. At least, he was one last week when he wrote “Death of the Rainbow Nation“, which has rapidly burrowed its way into my facebook feed, email, and lunchtime conversation*. *Also, the time that he declared that retirement advice should come with an age restriction because anyone that’s younger than 60 […]

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South Africa Votes

Today, South Africa goes to the polls. It’s…not exactly positive. The platinum industry strike continues without an apparent end in sight. Unemployment is floating around the 34% mark – higher than anything under apartheid. Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters loom on the periphery with their scarlet berets and confused manifesto, riding what appears to be […]

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