Last week Helen Zille found herself in the middle of a furore over her use of the term “education refugees”, which she’d used to describe those families that seek a better future for their children outside the Eastern Cape. To be exact, the tweet stated the following, “While ECape education ... Read more about South Africa’s education refugees – the injustice
Nationalisation: right question, wrong answer
This month the ANC released its long awaited mining nationalisation report concluding that state ownership of the mines was not feasible and instead proposing higher taxes for the sector. This report has come off the back of a vigorous debate fuelled by the ANCYL which has taken advantage of the ... Read more about Nationalisation: right question, wrong answer
2011 – A successful year for the DA Abroad
As another year draws to a close I’d like to reflect on the achievements of the DA Abroad in 2011 – it’s been a great year for us and it has all been thanks to you. Our successes have only been possible through your support, the support we’ve received from the Democratic Alliance at home and the ... Read more about 2011 – A successful year for the DA Abroad
The end of Malema?
This month the ANC took disciplinary action against Julius Malema and his cronies by suspending him for five years from the ANC and he has to resign as ANC Youth league President. Who would’ve thought they had it in them? As with Zuma’s other similarly decisive actions the preceding weeks, this ... Read more about The end of Malema?
Zuma’s announcement – a shrewd and crafty move
Last week we were pleasantly surprised to see President Zuma acting decisively, removing corrupt and incompetent ministers, suspending Police Commissioner Bheki Cele, and launching a credible “Arms Deal” probe. This new arms probe is promising given the appointment of three neutral and independent ... Read more about Zuma’s announcement – a shrewd and crafty move