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Sep 10 2008

The devil’s in the tail…not the detail

Published by under Companies,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 17/12/2007. 

Just a short observation, as I read the reports from South Africa on the ANC conference in Polokwane: It concerns me to see how little the media have to say about the economic consequences of a Zuma election.  [Read on]

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Sep 09 2008

Why I would not vote for Schröder

Published by under Europe,Opinion

First published on my old blog on 10/8/2005. 

Gerhard Schröder is my favourite German politician. If I could vote, I would NOT vote for him. 

That’s the kind of logic we’ve come to expect of you, I hear you mumble. 

Ja, well. No. 

That’s the kind of logic I’ve learnt here in Germany, watching the German voters falling in and out of love with political parties faster than anyone can say “Bundesverfassungsgericht”.  [Read on]

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Sep 08 2008

The African Renaissance revisited

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 10/6/2005. 

At last there is a scorecard out for president Thabo Mbeki! At last we can judge his judgement. His visionary talents. His insight. The scorecard comes from an impeccible source – the World Bank – and was published in The Economist this week.  [Read on]

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Sep 08 2008

From first to last in 15 years

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on 25/5/2005 on my old blog

As a journalist in South Africa my two biggest and most pleasant surprises in the years between Nelson Mandela’s release and the 27th of April 1994 were the evolution in the economic thinking of the “democratic movement” (read government-in-waiting) and the incredible depth and quality of leadership in the movement. 

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