April 26, 2016
Placing a cross on a ballot paper every five years in order to hand over political control to a party bureaucracy is democratic only in that voters willingly forgo the potential power they, collectively, have.
April 22, 2016
It has been said that if Wall Street sneezes, the world catches cold. Today it would probably be more accurate to say that if China coughs, an already economically weakened world faces the threat of double pneumonia.
April 14, 2016
Ann Harris, a fighter for justice, is dead. The widow of the only "white" political opponent of apartheid to be hanged, she died in her Wakelyns Farm home in Suffolk, England on April 11.
April 7, 2016
It was the “Yugoslav card” — the threat of territorial fragmentation — that enabled President Jacob Zuma to ensure that the ANC leadership would rally behind him. He made it clear that, unlike former president Thabo Mbeki, sacked by the ANC, he would not go quietly.