Adriaan Basson: Ngiyabonga South Africa, well done for locking down!

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The one positive aspect of this, even if some of the reading is quite depressing, is that it focuses the mind that we will get through this. There will be life on the other side of Covid-19, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Will a state of emergency wake up the Covid-19 denialists among us?

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Our numbers are growing and despite the best efforts of the government to control the outbreak of Covid-19, it will be up to South Africans to decide the extent of the public health crisis we will face when thousands of citizens suddenly need oxygen, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Many of us will get the coronavirus and some will die

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It is no longer the Chinese virus or the foreign virus. It is our virus. It is not "just another flu". It is much more potent than the "normal" flu although its symptoms are similar, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Ramaphosa’s straight talk refreshing and frightening

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His analysis was brutal: South Africa is not a country of savers. Our pension funds are effectively the only pots of money left. This was frightening and sobering to hear from the head of state, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Dear white people, it is OK to talk about apartheid and the ANC’s failings

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Another group knows exactly what apartheid was, but don’t want to talk about it "because it will only distract us from holding the ANC accountable for their failings and corruption," writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Ramaphosa dare not raid the pensions of teachers and nurses to save Eskom

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Here’s the rider in the plan Ramaphosa will have to explain to the nation if he pushes it through: no Eskom employee may be retrenched. Eskom has 46 000 employees and an annual salary bill of R30bn, writes Adriaan Basson.

 

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Adriaan Basson: We’ve run out of money and options - pensions will bail out Eskom

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It is clear to me that labour’s defence of jobs will not extend to the heavily bloated SOE management structures. Cutting just half of those Eskom managers will save the utility R800m per year. writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: De Klerk and Malema’s gift to Ramaphosa

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Malema desperately tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid. This is nonsense, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Mogoeng must lead in the Hlophe morass

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Despite confirmation that it will investigate the matter (as it should), the JSC provides no comfort to the judges, prosecutors, attorneys, advocates, witnesses, victims and accused persons who must appear before the Hlophes, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Dear Shamila Batohi, the honeymoon is over

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She has been in the position of national director of public prosecutions for a year and Shamila Batohi needs to get on with the job, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: This is the type of rogue who wants Pravin Gordhan fired

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The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing and led by rogues like Mosebenzi Zwane, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson | Little Britain - the day Newlands became England's home ground

England in SA 4239 views

Adriaan Basson questions why Newlands felt closer to Lord's than a South African home ground during the second Test between the Proteas and England.

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Adriaan Basson: The #MeToo revolution we need in boardrooms, newsrooms and classrooms

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The first reaction from many people to the Willem Breytenbach revelations and to other sexual predators who have not yet been exposed, is, "we always suspected something, but we didn't know it was this bad", writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Why did Colonel Christelle Stemmet have to die?

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I do not know what pushed Colonel Christelle Stemmet over the edge (if she indeed shot herself), but wish she was treated better by the police service she so loved, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: The rainbow nation reloaded – let's not mess it up again

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Kolisi and Erasmus' rainbow nation has no room for holy cows. With the greatest of respect, this is not a time for only singing "Shosholoza" and holding hands and thinking things will change, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: How Helen Zille built and broke the DA

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Helen Zille grew the DA from a parochial, provincial party into a national powerhouse that doubled its support in a decade. But like many liberation leaders-turned-dictators, Zille couldn't let go of the power. So she took down the house of cards with her, writes Adriaan Basson.

 
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Adriaan Basson | Is Judge John Hlophe above the law?

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Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe at the JSC's office. The list is filled with allegations you don't want the most senior judge in one of the most important jurisdictions in your country to face, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Who is really running Eskom?

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The only way to fix Eskom is to fix the people who work there. Until we have one, legitimate and universally accepted view of the true state of affairs at the utility, more lies will be told, and swords be fallen on, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: It's time to see some CEOs in orange jumpsuits

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As the country waits with bated breath for the "state capture arrests" to start – hopefully before Christmas – the names of some top private sector executives should also be on the NPA's "priority list", writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: Exposing a sexual predator who taught me about news

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He was once my journalism mentor, but today we expose Willem Breytenbach as a sexual predator who raped and assaulted school boys and young men, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: How the ANC failed its principled son, Vernie Petersen

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A woman who knows everything about the high price you pay in the ANC for standing up against corruption attended my launch in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Her name is June Petersen, writes Adriaan Basson.

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Adriaan Basson: The importance of Siya Kolisi, a national hero

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South African rugby has finally reached a place where the majority of people will unite behind a black captain from Zwide to take us over the final hurdle to World Cup glory, writes Adriaan Basson.

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