Anthony Turton: How BEE de-industrialised South Africa

In the closing weeks of 2019, South Africa reached Stage 6 load-shedding. This is uncharted territory, so let’s unpack it a little.

Some years ago I wrote about a startling fact that few were interested in at that time. That … Read the rest

Opinion: South Africa is sleepwalking into disaster

The worm has turned and virtually every South African political commentator whose legacy was to encourage a one man one vote ANC takeover in South Africa is now tearing into the government and its alliance partners. The country is on … Read the rest

South African business ‘schocked’ by new black ownership rules

Unless South African businesses hand over large chunks of equity to black shareholders, they will no longer be awarded so-called “BEE points” by government, which means that they could be forced out of business. According to the Johannesburg financial newspaper, … Read the rest

Maponya criticises BEE

Businessman Richard Maponya criticised the government and black economic empowerment in an interview published in the Sowetan on Monday.

“It (BEE) is not a real thing because it takes away the self-initiative needed from young and up and coming entrepreneurs … Read the rest

Ramphele’s wealth came from BEE

Over two-thirds of Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele’s R55-million wealth reportedly came from BEE deals.

Ramphele, who decried current BEE policies as “failed” on the Agang SA website, made R40-million from empowerment deals, The Star reported.

“The way BEE has

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A challenge to advocates of Affirmative Action


by Kevin King

A few months ago I read an article entitled “Some perspective for racist whites in SA” by Hanjo. If you haven’t yet read it please do so. In his letter, Hanjo basically says the following … Read the rest

Do South African whites really ‘have it so good’?

by Dan Roodt

In today’s City Press newspaper, Frans Cronjé of the South African Institute of Race Relations claim that whites live in some kind of paradise.

He cites statistics claiming the following:

“Between 1994 and 2012, the rate

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