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Ideologies will give way to reform – Business Day, 4 May 2016

Events of the past two weeks have not been good for SA’s prospects of staging an economic recovery. Key Cabinet ministers put on display the worst aspects of an ideologically obstinate government acting very much against the best interests of the country.

Ignoring the writing on the wall – BizNews, 13 May 2015

A handful of Bills, either recently enacted or soon-to-be are floating through undiscussed, stipulating the chopping and changing ownership of long-held land as suits the government, not to mention the dabbling with mining regulations that puts the entire economy under threat. Time to wake up and join the conversation.

Impeachment mirage must not derail no-confidence vote - Politicsweb

7 January 2018 - If nothing else, however, electoral considerations give the ANC an interest in getting rid of Mr Zuma as soon as possible. Whereas impeachment is a quasi-judicial process, at the end of which removal would require a two-thirds majority, there is a much swifter, cleaner, and simpler solution. This is the parliamentary no-confidence vote, which is a political remedy that requires only a simple majority

Is it really about land reform? - Daily Maverick

7 May 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has termed it the “original sin”. Land must be returned, deputy president David Mabuza adds, to its “rightful owners”. The Economic Freedom Fighters said on Human Rights Day that “until there is justice and equality in relation to land, until the dignity of black people is restored through access to land”, the humans rights project would be “incomplete”. Academic and public intellectual Nomboniso Gasa remarks revealingly: ‘Land is not just about land. It is a metaphor for freedom, belonging and security.

It is not enough to condemn culprits when babies die - Business Day, 30 June 2014

"Condemn us when children die of contaminated water." That, according to Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and the country, is one of the media's jobs. He was speaking on 20 June at the annual Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism hosted by the South African National Editors' Forum.