28th Sep 2020

Recent Zim visit shows ANC keeps blurring lines between party and state

Surely the time has arrived when he and the ANC should confront the corruption at the heart of his political party and our government, says the […]
20th Aug 2020


Ramaphosa, the weak horse | 18 August 2020 Douglas Gibson says the president is too worried about splitting the ANC to govern effectively The oath taken by […]
22nd Jun 2020


OPINION   SA after Covid-19 Douglas Gibson |  12 June 2020 Douglas Gibson says the country is unlikely to be better off after the pandemic We […]
1st Jun 2020


OPINION   Schools reopening: Yes or No? Douglas Gibson |  28 May 2020 Douglas Gibson says politicians will have a lot to answer for if it […]
7th May 2020

Critical voices on Lockdown are good

In a constitutional democracy, critical voices must be raised and heard. That is precisely why one has an opposition. In theory, the government should change hands […]
2nd Apr 2020

The upside of the lockdown

OPINION   Douglas Gibson |  01 April 2020   Douglas Gibson says the challenge could ultimately lead to a better, more tolerant and more peaceful country […]
19th Mar 2020

Do Mayors go Bonkers?

OPINION   Mayoral Malarkey Douglas Gibson |  18 March 2020 Douglas Gibson says that generally local govt has not been a rip-roaring success in South Africa […]
4th Mar 2020

Covid-19 and SA’s murder rate

By Douglas Gibson[i] 58 people died in South Africa today. And yesterday. And tomorrow, 58 more will die. I am not talking about Covid- 19 (Corona […]
20th Nov 2019

Time to break the Tri-Partite Alliance

 19 November 2019 Douglas Gibson says the SACP and the unions are stymying any reform Seven years ago, when President Jacob Zuma was only three years […]