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A second chance in life


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT IS a miracle. That I am alive, with a functional brain, after an accident that almost killed me on the afternoon of August 2 is really a…

South Africa won’t be fixed, and the worst is on the way


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AT this point, it’s fair to say that South Africa is a total mess. Anybody who disagrees with this assertion is fooling themselves.

All economic fundamentals are in terrible…

We are responsible for our own progress


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

OVER the past weeks, I couldn’t help thinking about how important it is for us young black people to remember that we are responsible for our own progress.

Much…

I don’t think systemic racism is a big problem for black people today


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WE all should be cognizant of  the fact that racism exists.  Anybody  who denies that some people are racist is fooling themselves.

We witness and hear about racism in…

Ramaphosa’s handling of COVID-19 and the complexities of statesmanship


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

STATESMANSHIP is no simple task. Those who have practiced it attest to the complexity of the profession.

The journey to statesmanship alone is a gruelling one in politics.

One needs…

An open letter to “racist” Johann Rupert


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

DEAR Mr. Rupert,

In the midst of the damaging lockdown our country is enduring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I would take time to write to you.

After…

The past ten years, the political and economic state of South Africa, and my place in it


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AS South Africa is in total 21-day-lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I take time to reflect on the past ten years.

Here, I will talk a bit…

Covid-19 reminds us of the importance of effective border controls


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

PANIC is now at its peak around the world over Covid-19.

It’s an unpleasant situation – that is maiming and will maim the economy all over the world.

Just like…

Without a stronger opposition, South Africa’s democracy is doomed


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT’S been twenty-five years since the founding of a democratic South Africa, and the African National Congress (ANC) still commands electoral support.

The followers of the ANC must be…

Globalization, the coronavirus and South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THERE are no solutions to our problems, there are only trade-offs, economist Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution once remarked.

Sowell was absolutely correct. What we believe to be…