The Running Commentary


Strike Strike Strike who wins?

So it is my contention that a wage settlement above inflation in fact is more detrimental to the country as a whole

ANC staged this drama to perfection

I must tip my hat to the ANC and “comrade president Jacob Zuma” for the manner in which they scripted and played out this drama. I am of course talking about the NPA’s “decision” to drop the charges against Jacob Zuma. This outcome was hardly surprising it was inevitable, the decisions taken before Polokwane gave…

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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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Opposition Politics kicking into gear

I read this morning that the opposition political parties in the Western Cape Province are looking to creating an alliance to ensure that the Western Cape, after next years elections, remains out of the hands of the ANC. I think that while this is laudable in that it ensure some sort of accountability in terms of the ruling…

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Why should Palin be different to any other politician??

Below a headline from the online section of the Times yesterday, plus a caption under the picture that accompanied the article.   Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes Throughout her career, Ms. Palin has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and blurred the line between government and personal grievance. The article was well written…

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