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ARTICLE: WHAT MIGHT AWAIT US AFTER MAGASHULE’S DEADLINE EXPIRES

By the end of this week the ANC’s wayward secretary-general, Ace Magashule, either has to step aside from his official top-6 position or face immediate suspension. But already there are signs of soft-pedalling should the ANC not follow through, with Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile saying last week that the ANC does not regard the deadline as being D-Day.

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Freedom of expression

ARTICLE: WHAT FREEDOM MEANS

The trouble with political slogans is that they are meaningless. We have seen it with the communist and socialist policies, enacted in the name of the proletariat; the working class, and those who are exploited by the “capitalists”.

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FW de Klerk
Leadership and Change Management

ARTICLE: UNDERSTANDING THE ANC FACTIONAL BATTLES: A DEEP HISTORY AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

South Africans continue watching with mixed feelings ranging from anxiety to amusement the power struggle for control of the ruling ANC playing out between two factions – one aligned with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the other with former president Jacob Zuma and ANC Secretary-General (SG) Ace Magashule. Whatever one’s views are, these battles are negatively impacting governance to the detriment of the country.

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Articles

ARTICLE: RECONCILIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: A WORK IN PROGRESS OR FORGOTTEN IDEAL?

It is crucial that racist and hurtful non-inclusive behaviour anywhere in South Africa should be addressed with firmly and effectively. Equally critical is a unified and unambiguous condemnation by all South Africans – including government – of racist threats and instigation of violence as such actions have the potential of provoking racial conflict that would cause immense harm to South Africa – we have seen this in Senekal and, more recently, Brackenfell.

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