10th Mar 2017

Investing in South Africa: Is it safe?

Investing in South Africa: is it safe? by Douglas Gibson[i]   If you were a potential big investor in South Africa, either from overseas or a […]
11th Jul 2019

Cyril’s senseless lack of diplomacy

by Douglas Gibson               Has President Ramaphosa been studying at the Zindzi Mandela School of Diplomacy? His recent gratuitous insults to the United States of […]
29th Jun 2019

Pandor just passes on Zindzi

by Douglas Gibson     Naledi Pandor, the new minister of International Relations, is one of the brightest intellects in Parliament. She is an effective speaker […]
28th May 2019

What Mmusi and the DA should do now

  By Douglas Gibson[i]   Politics is a tough and merciless business.  That is not some profound, original thought; it is a fact.  In a political […]
20th Apr 2019

Zuma and Malema have damaged SA

A report back from Cunard’s Queen Victoria By Douglas Gibson                         Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema have done huge damage to South Africa.  Their actions have […]
22nd Mar 2019


By Douglas Gibson[i]             For twenty-five years we have been told endlessly that one of the major arguments against the proportional representation electoral system in South […]
8th Feb 2019

Mmusi is right about the Tax Revolt

Zille is a controversialist: DA and SA must get used to it. By Douglas Gibson[i]                Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Opposition, has made it clear […]
23rd Jan 2019

Vote DA to strengthen Cyril

Support Cyril by voting DA Douglas Gibson | 22 January 2019Douglas Gibson says President’s true enemies are in the ANC, his natural allies in the opposition Vote […]
21st Jan 2019

The fight about Joburg filth

OPINION Douglas Gibson | 08 January 2019Douglas Gibson suggests Tito Mboweni and Derek Hanekom could join the next mayoral clean-up On 11 December 2018, The Star published […]
5th Dec 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi: A fallen icon

OPINION Douglas Gibson | 04 December 2018/ writes on the silence of Aung San Suu Kyi Some eleven years ago, South Africa attracted international anger and […]