My Reading of the 2014 Results

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, As the first glow of election fever subsides, analysts are ascribing a wide variety of meanings to the results. Writing in the Business Day this week, Mr Aubrey Matshiqi admits quite freely, “Maybe not in this column, but in my writing in the weeks to come, I will try […]

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South Africa, We Are in The Final Stretch

Jozini – Mkhuze – Pongola : South Africa, we are in the final stretch. Today we stand exactly 5 days before the fifth democratic elections. This is the time for you to say, “The power is mine”. This is the time to decide to vote, to make your voice heard and shape the future of […]

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Visit Your Voting Station this Weekend, and Register

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, On 27 April 1994, millions of South Africans voted for the first time. They had waited for generations for this opportunity, steadfastly clinging to the hope that it would be achieved in their own lifetime. It was a moment of jubilance, a moment of solemnity and a time of […]

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The ANC Is Compromising Our Nation’s Future

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, The political landscape is changing as we approach the 2014 elections and many questions are being asked about what these changes signify for multi-party democracy and for the future politics, and governance, of South Africa. This is not the first time we have seen dramatic moves in our country. […]

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‘BUTHELEZI, MALEMA KISS AND MAKE UP’

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, The staff in my parliamentary office have framed a copy of the Cape Times headline this week – BUTHELEZI, MALEMA KISS AND MAKE UP. “We never thought we’d see it in this lifetime,” they excitedly told me. This is the same sentiment I have heard expressed by many different […]

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