State capture is much bigger than the Guptas

Adriaan Basson 7827 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

Bosasa affair shows that corruption and racism must fall

Adriaan Basson 4 comments | 8651 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

Will Ramaphosa settle on an insider for NPA top job?

Adriaan Basson 6520 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

Truth the biggest loser in land expropriation debate

Adriaan Basson 11261 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

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

Adriaan Basson 25 comments | 18018 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 | 14288 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 | 3547 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.


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

Adriaan Basson 60 comments | 52347 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 31 comments | 20448 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 5745 views

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

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Why Ramaphosa should score an A for his first 100 days

Adriaan Basson 12 comments | 4274 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 26840 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 17598 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

Abrahams has no other choice but to charge Zuma

Adriaan Basson 10522 views

If Abrahams had any shred of decency, he would have waited for the Constitutional Court to rule whether he should be in his job before making the announcement. But he is too arrogant for that, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

10 things Ramaphosa should do immediately

Adriaan Basson 113 comments | 71501 views

President-in-waiting Cyril Ramaphosa will have no chill after being sworn in as head of state on Thursday. We came up with a list of ten things Ramaphosa should immediately do to set the right tone and show that he is not only a man of words, but action.

Adriaan Basson

It's game over for Zuma, the kleptocrat

Adriaan Basson 59804 views

When President Zuma invited Cyril Ramaphosa to a meeting at Genadendal on Tuesday evening, the tables had turned. Ramaphosa proved to the kleptrocrat who was in charge of the ANC, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

If Zuma delivers SONA, Ramaphosa is a lame duck

Adriaan Basson 19225 views

The ANC is in remission and it has a golden opportunity to rid itself completely from the cancer that is Jacob Zuma, but that opportunity expires in two weeks, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Get ready for 2018's big clean-up

Adriaan Basson 20298 views

2017 tested our resilience as a young nation, but 2018 will require us all to get with the programme as new ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa starts his big clean-up, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

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

Adriaan Basson 13651 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 | 21463 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.

Adriaan Basson

The unsung heroes of the Zuma prosecution

Adriaan Basson 6833 views

The two people who fought a brutal battle of nine years to bring Zuma closer to justice were veteran politicians Helen Zille and James Selfe, along with the late attorney Mervyn Smith, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

I wanna be there when the Zuptas are arrested, send me

Adriaan Basson 26 comments | 19636 views

A sense of reality is finally returning to South Africa after our much-needed collective therapy in the form of President Cyril Ramaphosa's "Thuma Mina" State of the Nation Address, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

The house of Zupta is tumbling down

Adriaan Basson 24414 views

Jacob Zuma was the Godfather in a criminal arrangement with the Guptas. None of the plundering would have been possible if he didn't enable it, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Zuma refuses to go – these are the ANC's options

Adriaan Basson 96699 views

It is now clear that President Jacob Zuma can see no reason why he should step aside for Cyril Ramaphosa to take over the running of the state. These are the ANC's options to remove him, writes Adriaan Basson.

Adriaan Basson

Afrikaans, racism and education – it's time to talk

Adriaan Basson 11479 views

The majority of South Africans want the same thing – a good education and a better life for their children. Let's not get distracted by hooligans and trolls, writes Adriaan Basson.

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