Tag Archives: Jacob Zuma

Refugees Cause Cape Town Race Wars

  Niren Tolsi and Ben Fogel On Thursday, Democratic Alliance (DA) spokesperson Rupert Whyte-Smith, in between sips of his flat white purchased from Truth.Coffee in East City (the area formerly known as District Six), informed assembled journalists that a recent spate of racist crimes in Cape Town was driven by education refugees from the Eastern […]

Jou Past se Poes

  The fallacy of the “white victim” is becoming nauseating. After hundreds of years of white-on-black racism and oppression in South Africa, when anger is expressed against these injustices, self-serving whites who feel uncomfortable when confronted with the truths of South Africa’s racist past call it “hate speech” or “racism”. Steve Hofmeyr bemoans the plight […]

Zuma’s Disappearing Charges Act

  How many potential ‘get out of jail’ cards can President Jacob Zuma collect up his sleeve for just in case? That cynical question seemed to hang, politely unasked, behind another question raised by Justice Edwin Cameron two weeks ago when the Constitutional Court heard applications brought by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and businessman […]

ANC: Bleeding from the Bottom

  Don’t you get fucked off with all these pop-up political and economic analysts? They emerge, like verbal one-person flash mobs, every time the news agenda gets a little too complicated for journalists to follow. So instead of reading a court judgment and reporting on it, editorial teams wheel in someone with Professor or Doctor […]