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A tweet too far on Singapore

March 23, 2017


Helen Zille, former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance and premier of South Africa's Western Cape province, tweets that we should look for inspiration to Singapore. Yet this is an authoritarian city state that does not tolerate opposition.

Fact, fiction, subsidies & jobless youth

May 20, 2012


Facts, fictions and often emotional assumptions pepper the current intense debate in South Africa about a youth wage subsidy. But there is one fact about which all parties agree: there is a massive problem of youth unemployment. Millions of young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 simply do not have jobs; they also happen to constitute a potentially crucial voting bloc in any future election.