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ANC faces blindside – from within its ranks

THE ANC, fresh from its underwhelming national policy conference last week, which was more a proxy battle about the upcoming elective conference than any...

Our potential for tourism is endless

A few weeks ago, I was traveling from Nairobi to Bangui. On board our Kenyan Airways flight were members of the Rwandan national football...

Will chemistry break the circle?

The first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg recently,...

Emergency alerts

THIS is an emergency. Or is it?Is it hearsay? A “broken telephone”? “Fake news”? How can we tell? Study “emergency alerts” and you’ll read about the...

A phone call from Zuma could end attacks on the media

Pledges of solidarity. Black armbands. Prayer chains. The South African public has, with heart-warming alacrity, rallied to defend the media from mob thuggery.Were journalists...

Common sense is rare

If you want the reason why the “wise” choice, in most elections, usually ends up playing second fiddle, it’s quite simple. All you need...

Silence is an answer too

LONG before Jacob Zuma delivered the opening lines of his speech to launch the 5th policy conference of the ANC, the signs of the...

Trump doesn’t appear to have a plan for Africa

Since assuming the US presidency in January, Donald Trump has looked to block Muslims and refugees from entering the country, threatened Iran and North...

Sickly ANC needs urgent care

As the nation’s gaze remains focused on the ANC’s fifth policy conference under way at Nasrec in Johannesburg, glimmers of hope are emerging that...

Pass the slice of humble pie after Baxter’s Nigeria miracle

It is probably true that most local fans had been pretty worried about the final score in the clash with the Nigerians. Of, course this...

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