Are voters irrelevant to South African politics? Although my ‘Cyril Ramaphosa and the War for South Africa’ opinion piece on the ANC Conference (and its possible affects) was extremely lengthy, i’ve too many other thoughts buzzing inconveniently. I let some of them them fly here, rather haphazardly… WHITE COMFORTABLENESS & MEDIA FAILING It’s unsurprising how the white population, normally hysterically anti-ANC, has so quickly fitted the possibility of Cyril Ramaphosa becoming President of South Africa in 2019 into something only slightly less than the DA taking over. Unsurprising because the same biased newspapers that support the DA (whilst ignoring their … ‘Click here to read full article…’
In 1977, RW Johnson, one of my favourite writers, predicted that there would be a South African regime change in the mid-Nineties. It was a helluva long neck to stick out but he was proven correct when the ANC took over. He’s now predicting that South Africa is heading to a critical point in two years time, or a little thereafter. He bases this on the state of gold sales, increasing debt and increasing trade deficit. Manufacturing has dropped by half, mining is being strangled and farmers are under threat. Our bonds will soon reach junk status and the only … ‘Click here to read full article…’
If you missed it, go here to read Part 1 of Message From South Africa’s Next President? The biggest insight we have into Kgalema Motlanthe was his speech at the Liliesleaf Trust’s commemorative gala dinner in honour of the Harold Wolpe Trust. It’s even more important considering the run up to Mangaung, the race for the future of South Africa. Being a reluctant leader may cost Kgalema Motlanthe the opportunity for presidency, allowing Jacob Zuma to rout Limpopo’s and the ANCYL’s displeasure with KZN’s mass Zulu representation and a diluted SACP.'Click here to read full article...'