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22 January 2017
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16 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016: Year of Orwellian manipulation
POLITICAL INSIGHT
We must declare 2016 the year of Orwellian manipulation. For the purposes of this article, Orwellian manipulation is about presenting falsehoods as truths, and truths as falsehoods. The aim is to...
 
 
18 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Likely consequences of an ANC-EFF merger
POLITICAL INSIGHT
For about three years now, there have been consistent rumours that some leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress (ANC) have been engaged in on-off...
 
 
29 Sep 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Politics to blame as SA hurtles towards downgrade
POLITICAL INSIGHT
South Africa is inching closer and closer towards a downgrade to subinvestment grade. To blame, of course, is the increasingly fractious politics of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). If...
 
 
24 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Implications of this year’s local government elections
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In electoral terms, South Africa is a new country. The South Africa of the day before the local government elections, in relation to the South Africa of the day after the elections, is a country...
 
 
29 Jul 2016
 
 
 
Sustainable availability?
REAL ECONOMY: ESKOM
At the peak of South Africa’s load-shedding crisis, much emphasis was given to adding new capacity, especially private capacity, as well as to increasing energy efficiency. These remain laudable...
 
 
22 Jul 2016
 
 
 
ANC should lose August elections – but will it?
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The local government elections are upon us. And if things go according to the predictions of political commentators such as yours truly, as well as the number of violent protests we have seen...
 
 
24 Jun 2016
 
 
 
EFF may well exploit rival parties’ incoherence on the race question
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the African National Congress (ANC) have some common headaches, chief among which is the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). After the 1999 elections, the Democratic...
 
 
13 May 2016
 
 
 
There’s more to elections than attendance at manifesto launch rallies
POLITICAL INSIGHT
An old Prog – a former member of the liberal Progressive Party, one of the precursors of the Democratic Alliance (DA) – told me a story about the 1961 general election, which was held on October...
 
 
 
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