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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.

NPA’s case against Zuma was tainted from the very beginning - Business Day 26th March 2009

Sipho Seepe wrote in Business Day this morning that, "Rumours that the NPA might consider dropping the charges against African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma invited predictable responses. Opposition parties came out guns blazing. Such a course would destroy their main artillery against the ANC. Editorials joined the hysteria, proclaiming the end of civilisation as we know it."

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Risks of the ‘national democratic revolution’ - Busness Day 19th March 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day today that, "Virtually absent from the election manifesto of the African National Congress (ANC) is explicit reference to the national democratic revolution (NDR), long the organisation’s overriding strategic objective. The NDR is no secret, for it infuses policy documents published for ANC conferences."

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ANC should take on a critic’s arguments, not his associations - Business Day 11th March 2009

Sipho Seepe wrote in Business Day this morning that, "Convinced of its political invincibility, it [the ANC] could afford to dismiss those who held different views. Traducing critics as counter-revolutionaries worked until critics came from within. Trumped up charges were conceived against them. This saw the unravelling of the Thabo Mbeki regime."

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Dependency on the rise, whatever they claim - Business Day 5th March 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day today that, "Kgalema Motlanthe, Thabo Mbeki, Trevor Manuel, and Jacob Zuma have all warned against SA’s becoming a welfare state. But the welfare state rolls on regardless. In five years’ time, Manuel’s legacy may appear different from how it does now, especially given the global slump: social spending on a scale that upsets the fiscal apple cart."

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COPE presidential candidate no challenger to autocratic rule - Business Day 25th February 2009

Sipho Seepe wrote in Business Day this morning that, "Lekota dug his grave as soon as he sought to distance himself from former president Thabo Mbeki — the mastermind behind COPE. But Lekota should have known better. He is part of a bunch for whom democracy is acceptable as long as it delivers a preferred candidate. When this fails, there are always plans B and C."

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NPA’s case against Zuma was tainted from the very beginning - Business Day 26th March 2009

Sipho Seepe wrote in Business Day this morning that, "Rumours that the NPA might consider dropping the charges against African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma invited predictable responses. Opposition parties came out guns blazing. Such a course would destroy their main artillery against the ANC. Editorials joined the hysteria, proclaiming the end of civilisation as we know it."

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Risks of the ‘national democratic revolution’ - Busness Day 19th March 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day today that, "Virtually absent from the election manifesto of the African National Congress (ANC) is explicit reference to the national democratic revolution (NDR), long the organisation’s overriding strategic objective. The NDR is no secret, for it infuses policy documents published for ANC conferences."

Read More…

ANC should take on a critic’s arguments, not his associations - Business Day 11th March 2009

Sipho Seepe wrote in Business Day this morning that, "Convinced of its political invincibility, it [the ANC] could afford to dismiss those who held different views. Traducing critics as counter-revolutionaries worked until critics came from within. Trumped up charges were conceived against them. This saw the unravelling of the Thabo Mbeki regime."

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Dependency on the rise, whatever they claim - Business Day 5th March 2009

John Kane-Berman wrote in Business Day today that, "Kgalema Motlanthe, Thabo Mbeki, Trevor Manuel, and Jacob Zuma have all warned against SA’s becoming a welfare state. But the welfare state rolls on regardless. In five years’ time, Manuel’s legacy may appear different from how it does now, especially given the global slump: social spending on a scale that upsets the fiscal apple cart."

Read More…

COPE presidential candidate no challenger to autocratic rule - Business Day 25th February 2009

Sipho Seepe wrote in Business Day this morning that, "Lekota dug his grave as soon as he sought to distance himself from former president Thabo Mbeki — the mastermind behind COPE. But Lekota should have known better. He is part of a bunch for whom democracy is acceptable as long as it delivers a preferred candidate. When this fails, there are always plans B and C."

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