The South African Economy 1652-1997 by John Iliffe (Article Summary)

Writing about South African Economic history is fragmented with the protagonists of history taking on vastly different points of departures and therefore differing in their final analysis. Some viewing it from a capitalistic accumulation and color blind point of view without necessarily looking at the impact that South African capital has had on black South…

The African National Congress: A party With No Face and No Soul

For an organization to have enduring success in business and in politics, its leaders and members must understand the organisation’s reason for existence and its deeply held core values. It must have a vision that provides a sounding board; signaling which way to go and which path to take amongst a number of lucrative and…

The Fall of the ANC Continues. What Next (Book Summary)

Chapter 1: A Historic Necessity History is a complex thing. It is written by victors and prone to revisionists who would paint a false narrative. Moreover, the subjects of history are no longer alive to tell their stories and even if they were they are still human beings who would not willingly tell stories that…

The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule (Book Summary)

Chapter 1-3: Historical origins of the concept of race Modern racist thought originated in the roman and Greek empires to justify imperialism. These thoughts were carried over to other European societies like Spain, Portugal, England and Holland. These nations would later sail and the vast world exporting their own ideas of cultural chauvinism for the…

Economics to the People

The knowledge of history and economics is too important to be left in the hands and minds of historians and economists. Instead, this knowledge should be made known to the people, equipping them to have eloquent and accurate discussions on the desired organization of the broad socio economic structure in the land where they live….

Sweet Nothings from the hippo’s mouth

One of the things that makes a speech valuable its ability to be triangulated. You need to be able to say X makes sense because of what s/he has said earlier. When this is not the case, the speech disintegrates into long and meaningless words. The speech that Minister Mboweni gave on 24 June 2020…

The Winter of ’94

There’s nothing memorable about winters. No one remembers the days when the grass fades, when the leaves grey and the most beautiful flowers fall. Nor does anyone want to work or do anything productive. Neigh, even the most industrious wish for a day off. A day when they roll in the warmth of bed and…

A New Faith for a Skeptical Age (Part 3)

Yet in era of skeptics, there is a rise of socialism in the United States in all areas. Bernie Sanders’s campaign for the United States presidency had a more pronounced socialist focus. It was the kind of socialism that has proven successful. It was the kind recently advocated by Martin Sklar. A new mixture of…