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Every year our analysts and policy experts, in promoting new ideas and policies, contribute a wide range of articles to newspapers across South Africa.

Andile Mngxitama, Zackie Achmat and anti-Semitism - Politicsweb, 12 October 2017

Mngxitama is a master at following racism with even more racism, which he proved with his follow-up: “I concur with @helenzille that the aroma of the burning flesh from the furnaces of the holocaust may wet [sic] the appetite of the S.A. cannibals.”

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The red famines - Politicsweb, 09 October 2017

This makes the recent publication of another book by Anne Applebaum especially timely. Entitled Red Famine: Stalin's war on Ukraine, it argues that four million people died of hunger in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 in a man-made famine unleashed by the Soviet state.

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In marching against State Capture, Cosatu was marching against itself - Daily Maverick, 06 October 2017

Cosatu has been an enabler of State Capture and was a driving force behind Zuma’s ascending to the presidency. It can’t now divest itself of responsibility for a formal programme adopted 10 years ago and remain in the Alliance.

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What does great mining policy look like?

Notes of Frans Cronje’s address to the Johannesburg Mining Indaba on 05 October 2017.

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Stalingrad strategy: How Zuma is trying ‘bait and switch’ to avoid 783 charges - Biznews, 04 Occtober 2017

This clear wording in Section 1979 is also in keeping with what the provision was intended to achieve. Section 179 is the ‘McNally’ clause: so named after Tim McNally, the then attorney general of KwaZulu-Natal, who had earned the ANC’s ire by allegedly failing to prosecute enough of the ‘Third Force’ killers supposedly responsible for the upsurge in political violence in the province in the early 1990s.

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LETTER: Transparency may backfire - Business Day, 03 October 2017

The High Court in Cape Town has ruled in favour of the My Vote Counts campaign and ordered Parliament to make provision in the next 18 months for political parties to publicly disclose private funding.

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The bright stars of township schooling - Politicsweb, 01 October 2017

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has long known that among the large numbers of failing public schools are some success stories. The best known are suburban schools. But we were convinced that there were success stories among poor township schools too.

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An insider's account of Mangosuthu Buthelezi's political career - Politicsweb, 26 September 2017

The memoirs record how Prince Buthelezi called the bluff of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1992 when that organisation threatened to march on Ulundi. He said he would not ban the march, but would not be responsible for whatever reception the ANC might be given.

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The urgency of effective empowerment policy - Daily Maverick, 22 September 2017

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing South Africa’s political leaders is to develop an effective empowerment policy that can accelerate the movement of large numbers of disadvantaged people into the middle classes.

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Zuma propaganda and the ANC’s war against Biko’s BC Movement - BizNews, 20 September 2017

n a speech last week, Zuma identified Biko as a ‘martyr of our liberation struggle’, so implying that Biko had been the ANC’s ally in a common endeavour. In another address, Zuma went so far as to liken himself to Biko, on the basis that both had faced an unwarranted ‘hatred’.

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Andile Mngxitama, Zackie Achmat and anti-Semitism - Politicsweb, 12 October 2017

Mngxitama is a master at following racism with even more racism, which he proved with his follow-up: “I concur with @helenzille that the aroma of the burning flesh from the furnaces of the holocaust may wet [sic] the appetite of the S.A. cannibals.”

Read More…

The red famines - Politicsweb, 09 October 2017

This makes the recent publication of another book by Anne Applebaum especially timely. Entitled Red Famine: Stalin's war on Ukraine, it argues that four million people died of hunger in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 in a man-made famine unleashed by the Soviet state.

Read More…

In marching against State Capture, Cosatu was marching against itself - Daily Maverick, 06 October 2017

Cosatu has been an enabler of State Capture and was a driving force behind Zuma’s ascending to the presidency. It can’t now divest itself of responsibility for a formal programme adopted 10 years ago and remain in the Alliance.

Read More…

What does great mining policy look like?

Notes of Frans Cronje’s address to the Johannesburg Mining Indaba on 05 October 2017.

Read More…

Stalingrad strategy: How Zuma is trying ‘bait and switch’ to avoid 783 charges - Biznews, 04 Occtober 2017

This clear wording in Section 1979 is also in keeping with what the provision was intended to achieve. Section 179 is the ‘McNally’ clause: so named after Tim McNally, the then attorney general of KwaZulu-Natal, who had earned the ANC’s ire by allegedly failing to prosecute enough of the ‘Third Force’ killers supposedly responsible for the upsurge in political violence in the province in the early 1990s.

Read More…

LETTER: Transparency may backfire - Business Day, 03 October 2017

The High Court in Cape Town has ruled in favour of the My Vote Counts campaign and ordered Parliament to make provision in the next 18 months for political parties to publicly disclose private funding.

Read More…

The bright stars of township schooling - Politicsweb, 01 October 2017

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has long known that among the large numbers of failing public schools are some success stories. The best known are suburban schools. But we were convinced that there were success stories among poor township schools too.

Read More…

An insider's account of Mangosuthu Buthelezi's political career - Politicsweb, 26 September 2017

The memoirs record how Prince Buthelezi called the bluff of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1992 when that organisation threatened to march on Ulundi. He said he would not ban the march, but would not be responsible for whatever reception the ANC might be given.

Read More…

The urgency of effective empowerment policy - Daily Maverick, 22 September 2017

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing South Africa’s political leaders is to develop an effective empowerment policy that can accelerate the movement of large numbers of disadvantaged people into the middle classes.

Read More…

Zuma propaganda and the ANC’s war against Biko’s BC Movement - BizNews, 20 September 2017

n a speech last week, Zuma identified Biko as a ‘martyr of our liberation struggle’, so implying that Biko had been the ANC’s ally in a common endeavour. In another address, Zuma went so far as to liken himself to Biko, on the basis that both had faced an unwarranted ‘hatred’.

Read More…

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