The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Viewed from a neutral point, like the side, you see a glass which is both half full and half empty, says Leopold Scholtz.
A whole generation of cadres is ensconced on the gravy train, grabbing what they can when they can, says Leopold Scholtz.
Islamic State has made a grave mistake by defying two big powers – Russia and France – almost at the same time, says Leopold Scholtz.
German chancellor Angela Merkel's ostensibly warm relations with Zuma have everything to do with expediency and very little with respect, says Leopold Scholtz.
The true blame for SA's student protests lies with government's failure to provide sufficient funding to make fee hikes unnecessary, says Leopold Scholtz.
Socialist solutions which did not even work in Europe are of little use to South Africa - we need to find our own way, says Leopold Scholtz.
Practical politics has a nasty way of gobbling up overly ideologically-minded politicians and spitting them out again, says Leopold Scholtz.
Europe is experiencing a mass migration which will have profound consequences for this part of the world, says Leopold Scholtz.
A stable economy provides good value for its currency on the international market - something SA is clearly struggling to do, says Leopold Scholtz..
Is the refugee flood a disaster or renewal for a dying continent, asks Leopold Scholtz.
Pravin Gordhan played the right melody at his press conference, says Leopold Scholtz.
Climate change needs rational thought instead of the shouting and hysteria so often displayed by the green prophets of doom, says Leopold Scholtz.
Vladimir Putin's revelation that Islamic State terrorist funders include some G20 members sent shock waves through a recent summit, says Leopold Scholtz.
Drought is not the government’s fault but the harsh fact is that the ANC's incompetence has made the problem worse, says Leopold Scholtz.
Move over Piketty - Leopold Scholtz discusses the ideas of Nobel laureate Angus Deaton on this thorny subject.
SA won't woo much-needed foreign capital if the president tells cash-flush Western countries they are a bunch of dastardly people, says Leopold Scholtz.
There is no way one could call the ANC-SACP alliance even vaguely socialist at present, not when their deeds contradict their words, says Leopold Scholtz.
Budget deficits could lead to catastrophe, but sitting on surpluses instead of investing them wisely may be just as bad, says Leopold Scholtz.
The world should perhaps depend less on a robust Chinese economy and do more to pull itself out of trouble, says Leopold Scholtz.
Can mother earth sustain a scary 11 213 billion inhabitants by the end of the century, asks Leopold Scholtz.
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