No national dialogue please!

No national dialogue please!


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

FORMER President Thabo Mbeki has called for a national dialogue after May 29 election. This dialogue, according Former President Mbeki, would focus on how South Africa should move…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

FORMER President Thabo Mbeki has called for a national dialogue after May 29 election. This dialogue, according Former President Mbeki, would focus on how South Africa should move…

What developing nations desperately need


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC are now behind us. On the agenda were discussions on inflation, global climate finance, geopolitics.

Judging by conflicts in Ukraine, Africa,…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC are now behind us. On the agenda were discussions on inflation, global climate finance, geopolitics.

Judging by conflicts in Ukraine, Africa,…

South Africa’s taxation problems go deeper than e-tolls


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I celebrated the end of Gauteng e-tolls this past week. It was a pleasure to see a government system being shut down. Such occasions are rare. Politicians don’t…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I celebrated the end of Gauteng e-tolls this past week. It was a pleasure to see a government system being shut down. Such occasions are rare. Politicians don’t…

Gaza war: Israel alone?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I last visited Israel in November 2018, with a group of South African journalists who had been invited for a study of Israel and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Visiting…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I last visited Israel in November 2018, with a group of South African journalists who had been invited for a study of Israel and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Visiting…

Reflections on KwaZulu-Natal


NAIROBE, KENYA
I started writing this column in the air, en route to Nairobi, Kenya. I am in Kenya this week, to promote my book “Lessons from Past Heroes” and meet…

NAIROBE, KENYA
I started writing this column in the air, en route to Nairobi, Kenya. I am in Kenya this week, to promote my book “Lessons from Past Heroes” and meet…

The West must face reality


STANGER, KWAZULU-NATAL

IT was going to happen. The honest, genuine folks, knew very well that Ukraine would not win a war against Russia.

Fareed Zakaria of Cable News Network (CNN) is amongst…

STANGER, KWAZULU-NATAL

IT was going to happen. The honest, genuine folks, knew very well that Ukraine would not win a war against Russia.

Fareed Zakaria of Cable News Network (CNN) is amongst…

Addressing the less than 1% growth problem


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS week, Statistics South Africa (SA Stats) released the GDP (gross domestic product) numbers for year 2023. I was disappointed, and every concerned citizen should have been disappointed…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS week, Statistics South Africa (SA Stats) released the GDP (gross domestic product) numbers for year 2023. I was disappointed, and every concerned citizen should have been disappointed…

What Godongwana’s budget must be


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
THE upcoming national budget to be presented by finance minister Enoch Godongwana months before South Africa’s seventh election, will be very interesting to watch.
There are numerous critical things…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
THE upcoming national budget to be presented by finance minister Enoch Godongwana months before South Africa’s seventh election, will be very interesting to watch.
There are numerous critical things…

We do have alternatives to the ANC


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT was a delight to be invited to SABC 1’s Daily Thetha TV show early this week, to participate in a discussion on South Africa’s democracy and the…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT was a delight to be invited to SABC 1’s Daily Thetha TV show early this week, to participate in a discussion on South Africa’s democracy and the…

What imperialism?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

SIX of the world’s top ten fastest growing economies this year will be in Africa. That’s according to the latest forecasts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This…

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

SIX of the world’s top ten fastest growing economies this year will be in Africa. That’s according to the latest forecasts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This…