This blog is a site to showcase some opinion pieces and short essays about politics that I have written in recent years. I will also place other topical personal and political writing here as matters arise.
Some of my books and edited collections are listed in the sidebar to the right. I have tried to guide any potential readers about their intended audience.
The picture on the home page was taken by Paul Grendon during the 1994 election campaign. I think Nelson Mandela was due to speak.
In the photo above, President Zuma had just returned from Moscow, amidst rumours of illness or even poisoning. He seemed fragile and vulnerable. This did not last.