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‘Tito Mboweni’s economic growth plan big on words, poor on facts, I score him 30%’ – by Pali Lehohla

I rate the Economic Growth Plan released by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni last week the perennial 30 percent pass mark. His plan was received with contradictory reactions, but all seem to agree that it fell far below par on process.   Its advocates favour the maxim of the end justifies the...

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Dr Thandi Ndlovu has left clear pointers on policy By Pali Lehohla – 06 September 2019 – 14:50

The death of Dr Thandi Ndlovu shocked South Africa and revealed some fundamental challenges our democracy at 25 faces; the fault lines we glossed over; the hollowness of our declarations; and what should be the immediate and sustainable tasks for our revolution. What prompted me to pen this article...

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How two rivers tell the story of Basotho’s land dispossession by whites – by Dr. Pali Lehohla

The Caledon and Vaal rivers have Sesotho names that are very instructive. The Caledon is Mohokare and the Vaal is Lekoa. Soweto, our melting pot of nations, in part is a result of this naming. The ubiquitous migratory labour system between SA and Lesotho has a long history. It...

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It’s about time we listen to Pali Lehohla

Straight-talking statistician-general Pali Lehohla raises economic issues and rings social alarm bells, and his message should jolt us into action. One of the soundtracks of the New South Africa was a song released in 1993 by music group Boom Shaka, titled It’s About Time. The catchy refrain of the...

Sadly Africa ‘deserves’ recolonisation

The article titled Digital Colonialism on the African Continent by Marker, Vestergaardand Hendricks from the Center for Information and Bubbles Studies (CBIS) at the University of Copenhagen comes too late for slumbering Africa. This prompts me to write “Why Africa sadly deserves to be digitally colonized?” Out of the...

Motswaledi rides a tiger called health

Health is a challenge in many a country, especially the rising costs of care. The World Health Assembly (WHA) has expressed itself on this matter and urged countries to move towards Universal Health Care. In fact access to health as a human right has been articulated including by South...

Better the devil you know in politics

The retired Terry Tselane of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) possibly remembered more for attacks he received from some ANC politicians subsequent to the Kwesi sympathisers at the elections announcement centre, than for his sterling work at the IEC raised an important point of the continued imminence of coalition...