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Only 43% in SA employed

Cape Town – Only 43.3% of South Africans of working age are employed, says Gabriela Mackay, employment analyst at the Institute for Race Relations (IRR). “This figure is lowest for black South Africans with only a 40.4% absorption rate in … Continue reading

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Demise of mining in SA

CAPE TOWN – As South Africa commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Marikana shooting, Lonmin – which saw police gun down 34 mineworkers at a koppie outside the platinum producer’s Marikana Mine – today is a shadow of its former … Continue reading

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Government will turn Vodacom and MTN into the next SAA or Eskom

Following the announcement that government would officially begin regulating a plan around “data must fall” in South Africa, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has warned that it will likely have the opposite effect. According to the FMF this is because … Continue reading

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Vice Pres supports National Democratic Revolution

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, hit most of the right political buttons when he addressed the 14th national congress of the South African Communist Party (SACP) in Boksburg last week. And he was rewarded with headlines such as "Ramaphosa … Continue reading

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Africa’s just one big joke to the world

At the bottom of the pile of Thabo Mbeki’s speeches published in the book titled Africa: The time has come, is a speech that has haunted me for two decades. It is not the beautifully crafted I am an African … Continue reading

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The madness of the DA

In his classic work “Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds”, published in 1841, Charles Mackay observed: “In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and … Continue reading

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Burning Coligny and irresponsabile politicians

Let’s start at the beginning. The date is April 20 and a black youth lies dying on a lonely road in an iconic Highveld landscape. Mealies march over the horizon in all directions. There are grain silos in the distance. … Continue reading

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