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History Favours A DA/ANC Coalition

History Favours A DA/ANC Coalition

The extent to which politics makes strange bedfellows is colouring the scenario of a coalition between the ANC and the DA. Yet historically, that need not be the case. The founders of the ANC in 1912 were moderate, middle-class Africans who sought a better deal for the African population, from which they were excluded by

Jaundiced Journalism Deserves Contempt

Jaundiced Journalism Deserves Contempt

Perception management is the art of creating facts and selling them as truth. But judging by her article claiming that the DA is deploying “a dangerous conditioning strategy,” Vimlesh Rajbansi’s attempt at perception management (POST, June 5- 10) is a failure. Without for a moment acknowledging the totalitarian threat of the policies of the EFF and

Misgivings Of Micro-parties Are Risible

Misgivings Of Micro-parties Are Risible

The misgivings of the micro parties about the IEC’s handling of their votes are risible. (The Mercury, June 3). The clutter of these micro, pop-up parties generated confusion, which needs to be avoided in the future. There were 34 of them that failed to achieve even a 0.25% vote tally. Their presence on the ballot sheets

Significance Of May 31

Significance Of May 31

Although the tally of votes had not been finalised, the situation on May 31 showed clearly that South Africa is on the cusp of political change. In that respect it is significant how May 31 has marked turning points in our history. On May 31, 1844 that Natal was officially annexed as a district of

Lopsided Scales Of Justice

Lopsided Scales Of Justice

The inordinate R500,000 fine imposed by the Equality Court for the use of the k-word and the circumstances in which that heresy was uttered (The Mercury, May 14) calls to mind the lopsided way in which racially derogatory remarks are officially appraised. In the case concerning Mr Ackerman, his accusers waited nearly two years before they approached

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