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The economic consequences of EWC

The passage through Parliament of the Expropriation Bill, which is likely later this year, will be a watershed moment in South Africa’s post-1994 politics, with vast implications for the economy.

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Plato and the allegory of the ANC

While the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape has chosen to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, and to secure its own supply of Covid-19 vaccines, the African National Congress (ANC) is once again clinging to outdated thinking.

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The wealth tax idea is back

The SACP/ANC alliance has long wanted a wealth tax to help ‘discipline’ capital and advance the Freedom Charter’s goal of ‘sharing’ the country’s wealth.

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No grants, no doctors, no money

Nicholas Lorimer asks John Endres and Hermann Pretorius for their views on the SASSA grants disaster, the shortage of doctors in Gauteng and the bankruptcy of the Amathole municipality.

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