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5 May 2016
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15 Apr 2016
 
 
 
 
Nkandla judgment a turning point for ANC
POLITICAL INSIGHT
A few weeks ago, I argued in an article I wrote for another publication for a proper alignment between conviction and courage. Since then, people have been asking me what I mean when I talk about...
 
 
11 Mar 2016
 
 
 
Gordhan vs Zuma
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The course of history can, and may, be changed by a single event. In the case of President Jacob Zuma, that event may be the decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene as South Africa's Finance Minister on...
 
 
12 Feb 2016
 
 
 
ANC weighing pros and cons of long campaign for municipal elections
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The African National congress (ANC) launches its local government election manifesto on April 16. Obviously, the elections will definitely not take place in May. Remember that the term of local...
 
 
15 Jan 2016
 
 
 
Municipal vote could be pointer to ANC’s electoral fortunes going forward
POLITICAL INSIGHT
This year is the year of the local government elections. This means that, between May and August, we will know whether shifts in voter sentiment, significant or not, have occurred or not. In...
 
 
11 Dec 2015
 
 
 
2015 – the year that was
POLITICAL INSIGHT
As people say, there is never a dull moment in South African politics. Indeed, in 2015 there were many moments in our politics that were definitely not dull. The year started in February with a...
 
 
13 Nov 2015
 
 
 
South Africa the antithesis of a civilised society
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In the book Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us And Them, author Joshua Greene makes some compelling arguments about some of the factors behind conflict in society. He argues that...
 
 
11 Sep 2015
 
 
 
Hysterical pessimism not the solution to South Africa’s problems
POLITICAL INSIGHT
In the book Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, Joseph Schumpeter states: “Frank presentation of ominous facts was never more necessary than it is today because we seem to have developed escapism...
 
 
16 Jan 2015
 
 
 
South Africa in 2015
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The 2015 political calendar looks very interesting indeed. This is the year of the National General Council (NGC) of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). It is also the year of the special...
 
 
 
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