Families Foundering in SA

Families Foundering in SA

Despite the fairly large drop in crime rates since 1994 (this year’s upward blip notwithstanding),…

Ubuntu Gone Wrong

Ubuntu Gone Wrong

I have been accused (and rightly so, to some extent) of being too pro-Africa, without…

Public schools get better

Public schools get better

[Image above courtesy GeoffreyWhiteway/Freerangestock.com] It’s almost a standard shibboleth that how our schools perform will…

Passing the SME buck

Passing the SME buck

South Africans seem almost schizophrenic about the value of small business for economic growth. On…

Limits to Suburbia

Limits to Suburbia

South African living conditions are improving so fundamentally and fast that we might think this…

Race Trumps Views

Race Trumps Views

Try as we might, it is difficult to pigeonhole South Africans into one or another…

W(h)ither the whites?

W(h)ither the whites?

The 1994 transition liberated black South Africans from oppression, but also liberated whites, writes Frans…

Still the city of gold

Still the city of gold

Given its climate, particular racial make-up and associated politics, the Western Cape might be thought…

Pips begin to squeak

Pips begin to squeak

Government has real service delivery success in things like healthcare provision to the poorest, along…

FOCUS ON EDUCATION

FOCUS ON EDUCATION

Focus on Education.   The latest edition of Focus, the journal of the Helen Suzman…

Our play-play army

Our play-play army

If South Africa is serious about protecting its growing business interests on the continent, while…