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The eyes are telling

A system that rewards confidence-gaming sociopaths

By Charles Hugh Smith. What is the shelf life of a system that rewards confidence-gaming sociopaths rather than competence? Let’s connect the dots of natural selection and the pathology of…

Two parties?

Rupert laughs at Malema

Julius Malema has accused billionaire businessman Johann Rupert of controlling the ANC and DA and being behind the EFF leader’s tax and political woes, the Sunday Times reported. When Rupert…


Malema targets big spenders says FT

The Financial Times carried this story titled: Malema targets big game in ANC’s heartland on the front page: Sitting in a plush lodge on the edge of Kruger National Park,…


Vortex, war novel by Larry Bond and Patrick Larkin

The lengthy novel focuses on the U.S. deployment of force, and gives an excellent sense of the problems and limits of power projection in an underdeveloped theater, a type of…


Can South Africa properly be called a ‘democracy’?

by Dan Roodt dan[at]praag.org I find it interesting that professor Anthony Butler of UCT should point out potential tribal schisms within the ANC in Business Day. According to Stephen Ellis…

Ramphele with the headgear that landed het the World Bank job

Ramphele the DA Joker?

DA leader Helen Zille announced that Agang SA’s Mamphela Ramphele will be the DA’s presidential candidate in the general elections, hoping to lure ANC voters away from the governing party….


North West premier hopes race-baiting will save her

A white farmer who allegedly had a water valve closed was to blame for problems with the water supply in Swartruggens and the Borolelo township on Sunday, said North West…


NW Premier defends buying R1.3m car

North West Premier Thandi Modise’s office says the purchase of a R1.3 million vehicle was above board and ordered before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced austerity measures. Modise recently purchased…

East German stamp exalting African wars of liberation

‘East Germany and the ANC shared a special bond’ – Deutsche Welle

East Germany and the African National Congress shared a special bond: not only the government, but also the public in the communist state supported the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa….


ANC statement on the passing of Comrade Nelson Mandela

Issued by: ANC STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF CDE NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA  AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS Secretary General’s Office  Comrades and friends, The Mandela family, Fellow South Africans,  “In the life…