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Unions and an out of touch elite

December 19, 2022


(Pre-ANC conference copy published in City Press 18/12/2022; update [below] on Fin24 19/12/2022) The national — and, to some degree, international — focus this past weekend has been on Nasrec and the now established survival but potential demise of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the governing ANC and of South Africa.  But despite the outcome, […]

The nasty role of competitive sport

December 18, 2022


First published on Fin24 an d in City Press, South Africa There can be no normal sport in an abnormal society. This was a slogan that highlighted the gross abnormality of racial discrimination in apartheid sport. But it remains as valid today, in a global society where even more liberal nation states exhibit various levels […]