Threat To South African Democracy Runs Deeper Than State Capture – Sociologist

CAPE TOWN — We’ve got it mostly wrong, argues Benjamin H Bradlow, a sociologist from Brown University, who has made South Africa his pet project. That’s because all local political parties and social movements believe – like the Zuptoid ruling cadre – that State institutions must be captured for state action to achieve a desired goal. It’s […]
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SCORPIO: In The Non-Surprise Of The Year, WMCLEAKS.com Smear Campaign Tracked To A Gupta Associate

With the costly, UK-based PR spin doctors Bell Pottinger paid-up and shipped out, South Africa’s First Family, the Guptas, scrambled to find a replacement spin machine after damning revelations of their involvement in the capture of ministers and government officials, gleaned from #GuptaLeaks, began to be made public last month. Soon afterwards, several websites and […]
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Back onto the Gupta ship, their citizenship tale is full of holes !!

The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is, furthermore, hardly any time to hit the pause button to puzzle through what we already know. But it is crucial to do exactly that. That is […]
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ANC’s Tsunami Of Sleaze Morphs Into A River Of Shit, Literally

Veteran journalist Ed Herbst keeps getting better with his incisive, witty and incredibly well-researched articles on burning issues facing South Africa. In this piece, he touches on the sewage and water problems facing large parts of South Africa. He paints a picture of how corruption and ineptitude on the part of the ANC has resulted in terrible sewage problems across […]
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These Charts Show The Dire State Of South Africa’s Economy

There Is Bad News All Around. There is not an awful lot of good news about. And every time we battle to pull off some improvement, government tends to score an own goal. Witness the exchange rate’s reaction and JSE selloff over the past few days following the Mining Charter ‘announcement’ as well as the […]
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Are you aware of The Riot Act – Malema reads this Act to property owners !!

“The land is everything.” This was Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema’s unequivocal message to the South African Property Owners Association when he addressed the conference under the theme “disruption” at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Wednesday. In a no-holds-barred speech, Malema scolded the property owners for not doing enough to change property ownership […]
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Paid To Kill Golden Goose: Bell Pottinger Takes South African Tourism Money As It Strangles South Africa

EDINBURGH — The operators over atLondon-headquartered public relations firm Bell Pottinger have no scruples when it comes to choosing who they work for. This was evident when Richemont boss Johann Rupert revealed that he was the focus of a politically motivated smear campaign developed by Bell Pottinger’s team – the very people he hired earlier to do his […]
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Survé, Guptas Imitate Ethos, Practices Of Apartheid Newspapers

CAPE TOWN — One of the most attractive things about the Fourth Estate is that it manages to equalise the otherwise deeply skewed power balance between billionaires and politicians, and humble, hard-working, honest scribes who can take them on, blow for blow. In the battle for hearts and minds, bent and manipulative politicians and captains […]
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Evil Mastermind Victoria Geoghegan: How Does She Sleep At Night? #GuptaLeaks

It has taken only a few years for Geoghegan and her associates to help bring South Africa to its knees EDINBURGH- Many in South Africa wonder how Victoria Geoghegan sleeps at night. A partner at London-based Bell Pottinger, she has made it her business to undo the work of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and other freedom […]
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Koebaai Na Dubai: Thieving Piece Of S**t, Jacob Zuma, Wants To Flee South Africa

Black Marxist criminals in bed with Indian mafia running South Africa? Conspiracy theory? That is what they accused us right-wingers of for at least ten years now. Now this past week some prominent academics at the universities of Johannesburg, Wits, Pretoria and Stellenbosch, as well as the South African Council of Churches, after eventually getting […]
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