The Running Commentary

Well here we go 2009 and we are off!!

The first of hopefully many posts for 2009. Sorry for the long break, but I decided that I needed to take some time and reflect on what it is that I want to achieve out of my blogging activity for 2009.  The 2008 year was really good for me and this blog has helped me…

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My 250th post!

Well here we go, today mark’s my 250th post.  This blog was started on the 17th of March this year so we are 9 months in.  In this time I have covered a lot of ground and had a really good time voicing my ideas and opinions. I have been gratified by the responses that I…

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ANC will lose two-thirds majority in 2009 elections!

I am basing the above statement on the fact that COPE have claimed a paid up membership of 480 000 people.  Even if some of these came from the existing opposition parties, the law of averages means that the majority would have come from the ruling party. With opposition political parties requiring just over 600…

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ANC wields the axe

The ANC will demonstrate once again it’s intolerance to opposition, under the Zuma faction influence. As we see Lekota and Mluleki George effectively losing their memberships of the party for speaking out against it. Now many will say that Lekota and George must leave because they are speaking out against the party, but I believe…

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Splinter in the ANC, becoming a plank??

As I sit in the airport lounge, waiting to fly back to Cape Town, there is breaking news that Mosiuoa Lekota, has announced a press conference, at the Prime Media buildings to make an announcement that will dramatically affect the political landscape of the country. By the time I land this is like to be…

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The Economics of change

The shift in power is certain to bring about some sort of economic policy change with South Africa. This is true if the alliance partners within the ANC have anything to do with it. President Motlanthe, is simply and interim position, a political solution to try and stop the prosecution of Jacob Zuma. The effect…

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13:22 Zuma settles the score!!!

This may be a little bit of a “shooting from the hip” post in that this is my reaction to the news this afternoon that the president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki has be “recalled” by the ANC NEC.   My title, I think, will allude to what I believe this to truly be. Simply put a “political solution”…

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AfriForum and ANCYL brothers in a struggle!!???!!

I had the privilege yesterday to catch a portion of the show on 567 Talk radio conducted by Redi Direko, in which she handled an interview between the AfriForum and the ANCYL. The basis of the discussion centred around the book Politics for Dummies that was sent by AfriForum to the ANCYL. I must compliment…

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If ever you needed a reason to vote!!

Below an excerpt from article I picked up via my news reader this weekend.  The article is fairly lengthy and I may be accused of editing to suit my point of view, but I am posting it never-the-less.  Senior ANC leaders are preparing to push strongly for a law that prohibits criminal charges against a…

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