For Mboweni's growth plan to succeed the ANC has to give up certain dogmatic positions that were formulated when 7% growth was the status quo, writes Adriaan Basson.
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Despite what it may look like, the quality of life for most people who are able to emigrate deteriorates significantly. Unless you are stinking rich in dollar terms you will have to cut back dramatically, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Despite Maimane's insistence after the elections that he would be safe in his position as leader of the DA, it was clear as daylight that his days were numbered. The blue hyenas have started circling, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
It was a day the Irish would never forget – much like the match in 1978 when Munster beat the All Blacks (there is a play that still runs today about that match), writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The earth is rapidly warming up. As extreme weather events continue, we will see an increase in refugees and migrants – especially into places like South Africa, which would increase xenophobic sentiments, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Watching these scenes over the last few days and hearing the pain and anxiety of our African brothers and sisters I felt, for the first time since 1994, ashamed of calling myself a South African, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Instead of dealing with the issues plaguing the country such as unemployment, service delivery and the various SOE meltdowns, the politicians are like a pack of hyenas tearing this country apart, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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If we truly want to put a stop to gender-based violence, we need to fight every little bit of patriarchy that humiliates, insults, objectifies and minimises the status, agency, and worth of women, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
There were totally unrealistic expectations as to what he could have done after becoming president. Ramaphosa inherited a gigantic mess. Yet somehow, many people thought Ramaphosa was going to be a cross between Madiba’s magic and Thabo Mbeki’s Mr Delivery and thus, we were going to see a massive change very quickly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
No matter how hard anyone tries to give an alternative interpretation to the old flag, nothing can wash away the indelible stain of institutionalised racism upon which the "Union of South Africa" was built, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Having to deal with political and other news daily, I'm painfully aware of the frequency of fake news on social media. The problem is that people seem to trust these "reports" more than the mainstream media, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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In 2017 there was a constant buzz about a possible breakaway party being formed if the Zuma faction won at the Nasrec conference. Everyone was debating the possibility, not just Derek Hanekom, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
As with any institution, abiding by the rules should be a precondition of membership. Perhaps it is time to change the law so that once MPs have broken too many rules they lose their seats, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Before we build a new city, should we not perhaps first fix the potholes in our roads and get the traffic lights in Johannesburg to work, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
In the early hours tanks rolled towards the square. The students tried to block the entrance. A stand-off pursued. Then the tanks fired, mowing down row after row of students, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Speak out when things go wrong. The oath you will make today is to serve the country and its people – not your political party. Honour that, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
While it is not easy to oust a sitting ANC president outside of the party's national conference held every five years, it is possible. The question is: Can the Zuma-ites do it, asks Melanie Verwoerd.
Guarding the hard-fought for and fragile democratic process is far more important than the outcome of that process, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
We can still turn things around, but we need to act immediately and collectively, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
According to the Public Protector by becoming president, Ramaphosa benefitted from his campaign and thus was under an obligation to declare every single donor. This seems totally bizarre, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Ace Magashule will not be checking if ANC MPs are in their constituencies or attending the committee meetings. Instead, he will be checking if MPs are consistently pushing through ANC resolutions, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Any step against Ace Magashule would have to be carefully considered by the broader collective in the ANC NEC and NWC, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Why did David Mabuza choose to wait until the day of the swearing in of MPs to announce that he was going to clear his name? If he had acted immediately he would've had more than a month to clear his name, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The ANC has pulled off another election victory. But the big question is what the outcome will mean for President Cyril Ramaphosa and whether it will be good enough to keep him safe within the ANC, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
As the ANC list stands at the moment, Ramaphosa will face a hostile caucus when Parliament returns after the elections with about 53% of the top 120 being former Zuma-ites, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The central message from the president is that there is a new sheriff in town who will not tolerate any corruption. The problem is that this is starting to sound pretty hollow, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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