Category: Politics

Time to answer cries from the grave

The NPA has finally admitted this week that it was blocked for all these years from investigating or prosecuting the cases referred to it by the TRC. It was blocked by the political principals for reasons we may never know. I am haunted by voices…

Smaller parties will win

Smaller parties are one of the main beneficiaries of our electoral system. If we had to have a constituency based electoral system with “first-past-the-post” as the norm, South Africa would have eventually evolved into a two-party system, as is the case in most constituent based…

Unpacking the role of De Klerk – an accidental icon

There is no doubt that corruption is the greatest threat to our democracy. Everyone agrees. The recent moves to address the rot at Bosasa and other state-owned enterprises, and the general anti-corruption posturing of Ramaphosa has inspired renewed hope and confidence in our country. This…

DA Obtuseness will plunge city into chaos

It’s very hard to fathom the obtuseness displayed by Councillors Xanthea Lindberg and Matthew Kempthorne of the DA in rejecting some fresh ideas on confronting two major and enduring challenges and dangers that Cape Town is facing, namely, where to dispose waste in the absence…

Can somebody please tell me what Jacob Zuma is up to?

New parties have started popping up, especially in Kwazulu Natal, mostly initiated by pro-zuma partisans. While this may be healthy for our democracy, it calls into question why they were established in the first place. These new parties appear to have questionable leadership, radical populist…