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Forward to a Citzens’ Coalition?

April 26, 2016

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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.

Watch out when China coughs

April 22, 2016

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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.

Obituary: Ann Harris Wolfe 1938 – 2016

April 14, 2016

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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.

Zuma & the ‘Yugoslav card’

April 7, 2016

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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.

Reality & danger of SA student protests

April 2, 2016

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With the insecurity and fear still being spread by the global economic crisis, all the resentment and tensions of recent decades is coming to the surface in South Africa and the recent campus upheavals are a good — and nihilistic — example.