16th Oct 2019

The elephant in the DA room

OPINION   Maimane unlikely to step down Douglas Gibson |  15 October 2019 Douglas Gibson writes on the official opposition’s current travails The elephant in the […]
27th Sep 2019


by Douglas Gibson[i]   I feel a little sorry for Panyaza Lesufi.  He, like poor old Carl Niehaus, wants to carry on dining at the Apartheid […]
22nd Aug 2019

IMF bail-out might be the saving of SA

OPINION   The upside and downside to no IMF bail-out Douglas Gibson says the Ramaphosa govt is long on promises, short on delivery We have been […]
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 […]