Ralph Mathekga: Will populism take down democracy?

2019-09-17 08:19

Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga.

On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy

2019-07-25 16:40

South Africa's expansive social welfare system is an essential buffer for all those millions of people who do not benefit from the neo-liberal aspects of government policy. But more needs to be done, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

How to build a human rights culture and fight populism

2019-03-21 07:00

To overcome populism, it is important to develop a spirit and ethic of tolerance and embrace, writes Nico Koopman.

WATCH: Macron’s defeat in Paris sounds alarm for Europe’s liberal order

2018-12-08 15:45

At home, french President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has been sinking, hurt by the failure of his early unpopular changes to labour and tax law to revive the domestic economy.

The populist threat to growth

2018-11-21 15:15

Populism is having an impact on global economies and markets, with implications that must be ?understood by investors.

The EFF and the battle of the pragmatists vs the populists

2018-11-09 06:00

There are two types of politicians or political parties – the pragmatic and the fanatics. The pragmatic politicians develop policies that can bring about long-term solutions to national problems, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

SA's weak GDP won't spur populists - Kganyago

2018-11-02 10:03

South Africa’s bad economic performance is unlikely to give more sway to populist voices, says Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

READ: Kganyago’s full speech on lessons from the economics of populism

2018-10-19 13:19

Read the full address by Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago’s at the ABSIP National Conference in Johannesburg.

SA faces threat from populism, warns Mcebisi Jonas

2018-09-30 11:23

South Africa has lost its way and in the absence of fresh, big ideas, the ANC could easily turn to short-term populism, says former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.


Breaking Futures: Are global financial markets still in touch with reality?

2019-07-30 12:42

The rise in influence of anti-establishment and populist movements continues apace. Britain now has a leader in Boris Johnson who resembles Donald Trump in his bombastic manner, writes Clem Sunter.

In Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal, globalism is about to collide head-on with populism

2019-05-29 08:53

Immediately after the merger plan was revealed, the French and Italian governments moved to secure jobs.

The world's CEOs are getting increasingly nervous about the state of the global economy, a major new survey shows

2019-01-22 11:50

Global CEOs praised 2018 as a year of strong global growth – but by the end of the year they'd changed their minds completely. Now they're eying China and India rather than the US for new investment.

Hillary Clinton says Europe needs to stop taking in migrants — and people aren't happy about it

2018-11-24 15:45

Hillary Clinton is facing backlash after telling Europe to try to calm right-wing populism by refusing to offer "refuge and support" to migrants.

Only unpopular decisions will lead SA out of Zuma ruins

2018-11-13 08:28

Unemployment and inequality feed populism and ethnic nationalism, but instant solutions and socialist dreams can only make it worse in the longer term, writes Max du Preez.

EFF's Trumpism desecrates Parliament

2018-11-09 06:00

The EFF, or mini-Trumps in red overalls, are following the populist's guide to demagoguery, Jan Gerber argues.

SA spends too much time on populism and not building economy, says Kganyago

2018-10-29 21:01

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says South Africa spends too much time debating populist issues such as the proposed nationalisation of the SARB, instead of focusing on steps to boost the economy.

Flirting with populism? Ask Venezuela how that went - SARB head Kganyago

2018-10-19 12:42

The head of the central bank has said that while populist economic policies routinely lead to financial disaster, populism is an effective political tool as it speaks to ordinary people about real problems.

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