Bosasa and I

Adriaan Basson 10452 views

The inaction to act against Bosasa for over a decade by South Africa's law enforcement agencies is appalling. They should be subjected to the same level of wrath as KPMG for helping the Guptas cook their books, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

3 lessons from that Schweizer-Reneke photo

Adriaan Basson 29 comments | 18885 views

A photo showing black Grade R children seated separately from their white classmates in a North West town has laid bare some of the deep fault lines in our fledgling democracy, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

The year the tide started to turn

Adriaan Basson 5337 views

Any fair analysis of South Africa in 2018 should come to a factual conclusion that we are in a much better place than 12 months ago, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

The spectacular unravelling of Julius Malema

Adriaan Basson 64398 views

There was a time when Julius Malema used to call me with tip-offs. My whiteness wasn’t an issue when Malema gave me stories in our common pursuit to expose corruption, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Who is the real bastard, Mr Malema?

Adriaan Basson 32390 views

Since Cyril Ramaphosa became president, Julius Malema and his party have been on the backfoot. Now they've made Pravin Gordhan their main target, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

State capture: Who will go to jail first?

Adriaan Basson 19735 views

The country is waiting with bated breath for a new prosecutions chief to indict the state capturers. Why is it up to one person to force the NPA to do what they are constitutionally obliged to do, asks Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

De Lille's U-turn exposes sham 'political settlement'

Adriaan Basson 12 comments | 12002 views

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille's U-turn on her deal to resign in exchange for the DA dropping disciplinary charges against her exposes the "political settlement" for what it was: a sham, writes Adriaan Basson.


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Bosasa is the ANC's heart of darkness

Adriaan Basson 11713 views

The fact that Ramaphosa's campaign managers and fundraisers thought it was okay to accept a donation from a company that so obviously makes its money from dirty tenders is alarming, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

The end of White Monopoly Capital

Adriaan Basson 33441 views

The Zuptas are gone, but inequality persists. To finally beat the slur, Ramaphosa, with the help of business, must create real wealth for black people, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Nhlanhla Nene is not the only liar in Cabinet

Adriaan Basson 28 comments | 16062 views

Lying has never disqualified an ANC politician from holding office but the Nene predicament has handed President Cyril Ramaphosa his toughest challenge yet, writes Adriaan Basson.

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State capture is much bigger than the Guptas

Adriaan Basson 9526 views

The revelations about controversial firm Bosasa have led some to believe that they might be considered "the new Guptas". Not so. They've been around forever, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Will Ramaphosa settle on an insider for NPA top job?

Adriaan Basson 6908 views

The president has been turned down by a number of advocates. Now he is looking inside the NPA to replace Shaun Abrahams, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

It's war in the DA between 'laptop boys' and 'Bruma boys'

Adriaan Basson 25 comments | 18079 views

The DA is at risk of being paralysed by low-intensity warfare between the "laptop boys" – a grouping rallying behind the party's "liberal core" – and the "Bruma boys", writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

ANC decision on land is about the election, not the economy

Adriaan Basson 51 comments | 14371 views

Ramaphosa's late-night "address to the nation" as ANC president had very little to do with the economy and unemployment, and everything to do with the election, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

You are either a democrat or not. Decide today

Adriaan Basson 19 comments | 3572 views

On this Mandela Day, with Obama's words still ringing loudly in our ears, each of us should take a hard look in the mirror and decide whether you are a democrat or not, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Why Ramaphosa should score an A for his first 100 days

Adriaan Basson 12 comments | 4295 views

Ramaphosa is no saint and we should guard against deifying politicians. But let’s give credit it's due: He has dragged us from the gutter with a clear vision and willingness to do the right thing, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Nowhere to hide for racists like Vicki Momberg anymore

Adriaan Basson 26870 views

It is simply unacceptable for any white South African to still use racist slurs like those uttered by Vicki Momberg in the year 2018, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Tom Moyane's 10 biggest blunders at SARS

Adriaan Basson 17757 views

It was bizarre that Zuma would choose a retired prisons boss with a bad reputation for turning a blind eye to corruption to head up SARS. It later became clear why Zuma chose Moyane, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Bosasa affair shows that corruption and racism must fall

Adriaan Basson 4 comments | 9093 views

There should be no debate about which one is worse: corruption and racism combined are a potent cancer that will destroy our social fabric and any chance to close the gap on vast inequality, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Truth the biggest loser in land expropriation debate

Adriaan Basson 11567 views

The biggest lie told about land expropriation is that land is the most pressing social issue in the country, when the ANC's research shows it doesn't even feature in the top five, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Is SA the next Zim? I can no longer confidently say 'no'

Adriaan Basson 60 comments | 52668 views

There is no coherence in how ANC leaders speak and think about land and it seems that facts did not play a big part in the governing party deciding on its latest course of action, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Malema has no right to threaten SA on land

Adriaan Basson 34 comments | 20528 views

Instead of waiting for submissions to the land committee to be completed, Julius Malema decided what the outcome should be based on what he deems to be the majority view, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Here they are – 100 young Mandelas

Adriaan Basson 5936 views

We were blown away by the entries we received to be part of our 100 young Mandelas series, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Blame the NPA, not AfriForum, for shambolic Malema corruption case

Adriaan Basson 13905 views

Instead of blaming AfriForum – opportunistic as its move may be – Julius Malema should direct his wrath at advocate Shaun Abrahams and the NPA for failing to make a decision about his prosecution for almost three years, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Dear President Ramaphosa, it's time to visit Hermanus

Adriaan Basson 33 comments | 21531 views

Ramaphosa should cancel his morning jogs for a visit to Hermanus and Zwelihle this week. This issue is fast becoming the hallmark of his tenure, writes Adriaan Basson.

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