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 […]
19th Nov 2018

Parliament has gone to Hell

Senior members of Parliament – on both sides – tell me that politics is not what it used to be. It has become characterised by bitterness, […]
16th Oct 2018

Please Tito, stop tweeting

By Douglas Gibson