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28 March 2017
14 Oct 2016
Chief Albert Luthuli as an ethical leader
We live in a period where public leadership has been marked by acts of illegality, contempt for constitutional obligations, and personal enrichment that is often through patronage and corrupt...
26 Jun 2016
PPSA: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela addresses 2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards
Freedom of the press, as part of the broader freedom of expression regime, provides for honest mirrors that help leaders in society to identify their mistakes, Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela...
24 Jun 2016
EFF may well exploit rival parties’ incoherence on the race question
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...
29 Mar 2016
Continental Shift – A Journey into Africa's Changing Fortunes
Africa is failing. Africa is succeeding. Africa is betraying its citizens. Africa is a place of starvation, corruption, disease. African economies are soaring faster than any on earth. Africa is...
21 Mar 2016
FMF: Afrikaner anti-apartheid activist Dr Zach de Beer along with many white South Africans honoured for their role in ending apartheid
The contribution by many white Afrikaners to ending apartheid was highlighted at the inaugural memorial lecture in Johannesburg on 10 March to commemorate an extraordinary man and unsung hero, Dr...
08 Feb 2016
IFP: Mangosuthu Buthelezi: Address by IFP Leader, during the centenary celebrations of The University of Fort Hare, University of Fort Hare, Alice Campus (08/02/2016)
Standing here today, I feel the weight of 100 years of history. Here in these halls and classrooms, great men and women were moulded and prepared before they burst forth to claim their destiny.
17 Feb 2015
IFP: Mangosuthu Buthelezi: Address by Inkatha Feedom Party Leader, during the 2015 State of the Nation debate, Parliament, Cape Town (17/02/2015)
What happened last Thursday was an embarrassment to our country that should make us deeply ashamed. The integrity of this House was torn to shreds in front of our honoured guests, diplomats,...
10 Oct 2014
Behind The Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story
The news of successful model Reeva Steenkamp’s fatal shooting by her boyfriend and global sporting star Oscar Pistorius stunned the world. Over the ensuing weeks, as Pistorius appeared in court and...
16 Jul 2014
SA: Derek Hanekom: Address by the Minister of Tourism, during the delivery of the Tourism Budget Vote Speech, Paliament, Cape Town (16/07/2014)
Who would not be touched by Alan Paton’s famous quote from Cry the Beloved Country: “There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they...
25 Jun 2014
Justice – A Personal Account
Edwin Cameron’s gripping and revealing new book is part memoir and part ode to the law. The book opens at the funeral of Cameron’s sister Laura when he was just seven. His father was accompanied by...
10 Mar 2014
Lost and Found in Johannesburg
When Mark Gevisser was a little boy, growing up in a apartheid South Africa, he was obsessed with maps, and with the Holmden’s Registry, Johannesburg’s Street Guide, in particular. He played a game...
22 Jun 2013
DA: Statement by Wilmot James, DA Federal Chairman, asserts that liberalism has always been a powerful force in South Africa (22/06/2013)
Ladies and Gentlemen Liberalism in South Africa is under the spotlight again. This is not surprising. After decades of being close to expiring in the intensive care ward for endangered South...
27 Apr 2013
DA: Statement by Lindiwe Mazibuko, DA Parliamentary Leader, promises to deliver real freedoms to every South African (27/04/2013)
I am absolutely thrilled to come home to KwaZulu-Natal, and to my home city, Durban. It is especially wonderful to be here on Freedom Day.
31 Mar 2012
DA: Zille: Address by the leader, at the Eastern Cape provincial congress (31/03/2012)
It is wonderful to be in the Eastern Cape today, and I mean that phrase literally − anyone driving through this province cannot but be struck by a sense of wonder. Those who live here are...
17 Mar 2012
DA: Mazibuko: Address by the Parliamentary leader, to the Kwazulu-Natal provincial congress, Durban (17/03/2012)
Kuyinotokozo enkulu kimina ukuba lapha kwisifundazwe saKwaZulu-Natal, lapho ngikhulele khona. How proud I am to come home, and stand before this congress for the first time as the DA leader in...

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