January 2017

Gerrie Nel ‘is capture example’

Black Opinion, which is the mouthpiece of the radical left pressure group Black First Land First (BLF) led by former Economic Freedom Fighters’ MP Andile Mngxitama has a different spin on the sudden resignation of National…


FICA may be ‘end-game’

THOUGHT LEADERS / January 31, 2017 / BizNews but first published in ParlyReportSA Patrick McLaughlin: FICA may trigger end-game for Zuma Who is pulling President Jacob Zuma’s strings? That’s the question as Zuma drags his heels…


Madikizela ‘should recuse himself’

OPINION | CAPE TOWN / GroundUp / 31 January 2017 Minister Madikizela prejudges Tafelberg debate He should recuse himself from the decision on affordable housing for Sea Point property. GroundUp first carried this piece written by a…


An ‘unnecessary’ bill about hate

THOUGHT LEADERS / January 31, 2017 / BizNews Anthea Jeffery: The ‘Hate’ Bill – Unnecessary, unconstitutional and likely to be deeply damaging Public comments close today on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate…


Zille’s succession opens up

THOUGHT LEADERS / January 31, 2017 De Lille clips political wings as Zille’s succession open ups It may be a pity that internal party wrangles have virtually sunk Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s chances of…



The ‘Ugly American’ returns

OPINION Henry Kissinger in his celebrated classic Diplomacy writes that in United States’ Foreign Policy there has always been tension between isolationism on the one hand and commitment on the other. This changed quite dramatically in 1941 and…


Nukes ‘cut’ CO2 emissions

Dear Keith (Bryer, via Cape Messenger editor), Good stuff, illustrating this paradox: It is unscientific nonsense that rising CO2 is causing dangerous climate change. The best way to reduce CO2 emissions is nuclear power (renewables, for…