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Olof Palme and the SA connection

June 12, 2020

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(First published on Daily Maverick, June 10, 2020) The Swedish police and prosecution authorities yesterday closed their 34-year investigation into the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.  In the process they named one prime suspect and noted that “there was not enough evidence” of a South African connection to the killing.  However, this is […]

Ours always to reason why

June 4, 2020

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For many desperately poor people in South Africa there has been a stark choice: defy government regulations and risk becoming infected by Covid-19 or remain in lockdown and die of starvation.

Ushering in a US summer of discontent

June 4, 2020

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By Palesa Morudu (first published in Business Day) WASHINGTON DC. The May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police marks a turning point in US politics. On Monday evening at the White House, President Donald Trump escalated the US’s political crisis. As the cops launched stun grenades and teargas at peaceful protesters across the […]