Max du Preez

Zuma corruption charges: Time to draw a line in the sand

2017-10-17 08:22

Through its inaction, the judiciary runs the risk of being viewed by the citizenry as condoning Zuma’s efforts to avoid justice, writes Max du Preez.

SAPS could make or break SA - here's why

2017-10-10 08:40 23 comments | 11022 views

If we can’t turn the South African Police Service (SAPS) into a professional and clean crime-fighting and peace-keeping machine, our future will still be very dark, writes Max du Preez.

ANC election: Drama till December, then what?

2017-10-03 07:11 12558 views

Whoever wins in December will know that the ANC’s chances of getting more than half the votes in the 2019 general election are getting slimmer by the day, writes Max du Preez.

'Boer bullies' will cost white people dearly

2017-09-26 08:54 79269 views

Those who have appointed themselves as the political leaders of the Afrikaner minority should consider the long term effects of shamelessly trying to protect their privilege, writes Max du Preez.

Zuma, Guptas at the heart of SARS rot

2017-09-19 09:29 34090 views

SARS boss Tom Moyane has rid the revenue service of its capacity to go after big tax dodgers with his crusade against what KPMG falsely termed the “rogue unit”, writes Max du Preez.

Ramaphosa sealed his own fate - and ours

2017-09-05 08:23 63 comments | 51011 views

President Jacob Zuma has comprehensively out-foxed Cyril Ramaphosa for the last five years. Will this happen again in the months before the December elective conference, asks Max du Preez.

My offer to Parliament: we'll fund investigations

2017-08-22 08:15 42 comments | 18921 views

We’re looking for about R80 billion lost to corruption to pay back into the state coffers, and Parliament can’t afford a few million rand to investigate this, writes Max du Preez.

Parliament's historic moment: hope springs eternal

2017-08-08 08:56 39 comments | 22374 views

The history books will one day teach that today’s events in Parliament could have brought about a crucial turning point in the tragic deterioration of South Africa, writes Max du Preez.

The time for an easy exit for Zuma is long over

2017-07-25 08:43 30 comments | 40959 views

The time to grant President Jacob Zuma amnesty, or letting him get away with any crimes he may have committed is long over, writes Max du Preez.

Criminals among us: the culture of impunity should worry us

2017-07-11 08:44 57 comments | 11602 views

The wide scale corruption, theft of state money and state capture are huge problems. But the absence of any investigations and consequences is even more serious, writes Max du Preez.

ANC cadres are revolutionaries no more

2017-06-27 07:55 38 comments | 16226 views

The ANC’s faux revolutionaries are more interested in enriching themselves, empowering their business partners and enjoying Johnny Walker Black, than in the plight of ordinary people, writes Max du Preez.

How to stop SA from derailing

2017-06-13 08:33 61 comments | 9140 views

If we do not stop the rot of state capture soon, Zuma and Co can flee to Dubai, but the rest of us will pay the price for many years to come, writes Max du Preez.

Zuma's game is fast coming to an end

2017-05-30 07:53 130 comments | 62318 views

If it were up to the broad public President Zuma would leave tomorrow. But as you have probably learnt by now he is no pushover, writes Max du Preez.

Coligny arguments are reckless and dishonest

2017-05-16 08:18 108 comments | 26389 views

White apologists can spin as much as they want. Black people know very well what goes on on some (not all) farms, writes Max du Preez.

Could it be Gerrie Nel vs Jacob Zuma?

2017-05-02 08:29 91 comments | 90509 views

South Africa should hope that the court soon orders that charges against President Zuma be reinstated. If the NPA declines to prosecute, Gerrie Nel could launch a private prosecution, writes Max du Preez.

Political commentator and journalist Max du Preez is a Fellow in Applied Leadership Values at the University of Fort Hare and an Honorary Research Associate with the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the 2008 recipient of the SA National Editors Forum and Print Media SA’s prestigious Nat Nakasa Award for integrity and courage in journalism and was the 2006 Yale Globalist International Journalist of the Year.

Had Biko been alive today

2017-09-12 08:28 21 comments | 11214 views

If Stephen Bantu Biko lived for forty more years and his ideas got wide traction, South Africans’ attitudes would have been vastly different today, writes Max du Preez.

Rent-seeking and populist rhetoric won’t kill poverty

2017-08-29 08:43 36 comments | 8872 views

No society has ever successfully fought poverty, inequality or unemployment while their economies were stagnant or in recession, writes Max du Preez.

NDZ: If she walks like them and talks like them...

2017-08-15 08:40 41 comments | 18095 views

Investigative journalists should do some digging in the months ahead to find out who pays for what in NDZ’s election campaign. Rumour has it that it is going to cost millions, writes Max du Preez.

Why the EFF is likely to go home to the ANC

2017-08-01 09:02 65 comments | 41294 views

After Zuma had gone, and the ANC further weakened, a coalition with or even merger with the EFF must be seen as likely – if Malema is assured of a powerful position, writes Max du Preez.

Don't let Jacob Zuma define who you are

2017-07-18 08:04 57 comments | 16056 views

There is still a lot more of Mandela in most of us South Africans than of Zuma. Consolidate, reboot, refresh, get your own house in order. Make yourself doom and gloom-proof, writes Max du Preez.

Dubai the Beloved Country: how the Guptas broke South Africa

2017-07-04 08:41 127 comments | 61842 views

The Guptas can take much of the credit for ripping the oldest liberation movement on the continent apart, devastating our democracy, our freedom, our economy and our political culture, writes Max du Preez.

How the Guptas helped write the Mining Charter

2017-06-20 08:31 77 comments | 38479 views

The new Mining Charter proves that radical economic transformation has nothing to do with inequality, poverty and unemployment and everything to do with enriching a few, writes Max du Preez.

Dear Helen, please call it off

2017-06-06 08:12 207 comments | 31448 views

The people are fighting back against corruption and abuse of power like we have never seen before. Your stubbornness is hampering this process, writes Max du Preez.

Cyril, bomaye!

2017-05-23 08:24 86 comments | 30016 views

Cyril Ramaphosa has pulled a classic rope-a-dope trick and now his nose is in front in the race for the presidency of the ANC, writes Max du Preez.

Why has Chris Malikane not been fired yet?

2017-05-09 08:19 100 comments | 18584 views

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will have to stop talking with a forked tongue to softsoap investors and the grading companies and act decisively on professor Chris Malikane, writes Max du Preez.

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