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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.
Without being reckless and irresponsible, we will remain your eyes, ears and voice on the streets of South Africa over the next three weeks, Adriaan Basson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As we bid 2019 farewell, it is worth a pause to reflect on those compatriots who have shaped the past 365 days, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
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.
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.
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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