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ANC loses its moral authority

16 November 2014 15:00

The ANC has lost moral authority. The public, even its voting public, no longer believes the party will do the right thing.

Fat, old and self-interested

9 November 2014 15:00

Does the deep split in Cosatu really matter? It’s time to ask tough questions about the country’s largest labour federation.

Justice for a travesty

9 November 2014 15:00

Twelve lawyers began their final arguments on Wednesday before retired Judge Ian Farlam at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

Who broke the ANC?

2 November 2014 15:00

Imagine it is June 2024. The ANC has narrowly won the latest election – its victory was cast at just more than 52% of the vote on the lowest voter turnout in 30 years of democracy.

Ebola: Believe it or not, the good news

26 October 2014 15:00

Yes, there is good news on Ebola. Nigeria and Senegal have been declared Ebola-free. This is a reflection of good governance. Nigeria learnt from a previous polio outbreak to lock down a breakout to prevent a pandemic.

Is VIP safety more vital than crime-fighting?

26 October 2014 15:00

In a week in which Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene sent a strong message about belt-tightening, it is outrageous that funds that are sorely needed for detective work are being reallocated to the police’s VIP protection units.

Mark Lamberti’s gesture a drop in the ocean

19 October 2014 15:00

It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.

Winnie, please let us love you

19 October 2014 15:00

Nelson Mandela’s final years on earth were marred by rather unseemly behaviour by some of his family members.

Secret funders can’t pull the strings

12 October 2014 15:00

The offer by an unknown group of individuals calling themselves the “public members’ unit team” to pay whatever share President Jacob Zuma owes for the costly Nkandlagate debacle is not something that should be encouraged.

Nkandla: It’s not a whitewash

On Thursday, the National Assembly adopted the report and recommendations of the parliamentary ad hoc committee that considered President Jacob Zuma’s response to investigative reports on the security upgrades at his private residence in Nkandla.

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Was Bheki Cele speaking to the plants?

Tuesday. I’m catching up on some reading after a week of higher learning. A pretty damned fine gig. Hanging around Wits, learning shit from cats not much older than my offspring, Small James and Big James.

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