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When will the time bomb cease to tick?

March 2, 2018


What the latest Budget has done is, on the one hand, to placate the money lenders and the business elite while, on the other, further alienating and angering the majority of South Africans. The time bomb is continuing to tick. But for how much longer before an explosion occurs?

Time to confront 21st Century realities

February 25, 2018


We are constantly reminded that today we live in a world village of the 21st Century. Yet, at the same time, politicians often seem oblivious of the fact, their mindsets stuck in a world 40 and more years ago. South Africa is no exception but, perhaps with promised jobs and investment "summits" some answers and appropriate action will follow.

Real SA Budget: a frantic daily struggle

March 1, 2015


Wednesday was Budget day in South Africa. But the plaudits and the protests reflected in the media will not cause any excitement for more than half the population that has to deal with a daily struggle merely to survive.

A failure to understand the importance of food prices

February 24, 2012


A recent report linking food price rises to social unrest underlines the validity of the comment that the world is only three square meals away from revolution or anarchy. The latest South African Budget takes no cognisance of this fact.