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BOKAMOSO | Real change in Johannesburg

Mashaba’s team gives a tantalizing preview of a post-ANC South Africa Mayor Herman Mashaba’s State of the City Address, delivered last week, makes for brilliant reading. It fills one with hope for a future South Africa that is modern, united and working. In Johannesburg, the foundations for that future are already being laid, because residents…

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BOKAMOSO | DA’s Country Recovery Plan for 2019: Rapid poverty alleviation is possible, and we must achieve it

The next decade must be Africa’s decade, given the urgent challenge of a rapidly growing unemployed youth population, among others. The World Economic Forum on Africa, which concludes today in Durban, brought regional and global leaders from government, business and civil society together to agree priorities that will help Africa achieve inclusive and sustained growth….

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BOKAMOSO | Our future is coalition governments

En masse, Venezuelan citizens have taken to the streets in the capital city Caracas and other towns this week, mobilising against extraordinarily tough times under an increasingly authoritarian government. Protesters are propelled by the sheer devastation of their lives: basic foodstuffs and medicines are in short supply; the economy is in crisis with triple-digit inflation;…

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BOKAMOSO | Capture of Treasury

ANC leaders must now choose between Uncle Kathy’s principles and his party. On Friday we South Africans woke up to another country. South Africa is now a de facto kleptocracy. Jacob Zuma’s mafia, run by the Godfather Guptas, has taken control of our Treasury. They have fired the most competent protectors of our national purse,…

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BOKAMOSO | Zuma’s mafia turns to intimidating the judiciary

Justice Malala recently wrote: “These are dangerous times indeed. The state and its leader have gone rogue”. The break-in at the office of the Chief Justice on Saturday shows just how true his words are. This is a direct attack on the judiciary by Jacob Zuma’s state security thugs. The Constitution is what stands between Zuma’s mafia state and the ability to loot with impunity. We would do well to defend it with all our…

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BOKAMOSO | The National Development Plan is gathering dust, not momentum

The ANC released its policy discussion documents this week ahead of the party’s mid-year National Policy Conference. ANC policy is ideologically incoherent, reflecting the war inside the ANC at the moment. Much of the policy is based on the National Development Plan, which is a widely supported blueprint for achieving the society envisaged by the…

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BOKAMOSO SPECIAL EDITION | Xenophobia is both immoral and irrational

The DA strongly condemns xenophobia and xenophobic violence, and we urge all South Africans to do the same. The hatred and intolerance towards foreign African nationals that has flared up in areas of Gauteng is morally contemptible and self-defeating. It stands in direct conflict with our highest hopes for Africa. Our vision for Africa is…

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BOKAMOSO | ICC: South Africans must insist on membership

Now is the time for South Africans to stand together and make a clear, collective call for continued membership of the International Criminal Court. Membership signals a country’s commitment to human rights and protects citizens from leaders who become enemies of their people. South Africa’s membership currently hangs in the balance. We must seize the…

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BOKAMOSO | SONA: The State against the Nation

The ANC has turned against South Africa. That much was clear before Zuma uttered a single word of his State of the Nation Address last Thursday. The empty, barricaded streets around Parliament, the razor wire and riot police on every corner, the soldiers with automatic rifles patrolling the red carpet, the snipers on the rooftops…

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