A year later, part 2: My response to Dr Lushaba’s “open letter”

I responded to Dr Lushaba's letter on 10 September 2016. Dr Lushaba's letter has since been posted on the Internet but my reply has not. I am therefore posting it here for reference purposes. It addresses some of the inaccurate claims made by Dr Lushaba in his open letter about the composition of the student …

A year later: an open letter from Dr Lwazi Lushaba to Anthony Butler

This is the content of an "open letter" to me from Dr Lwazi Lushaba on 30 August 2016. Update (31 August 2020): Kindly also read my response, which included data disproving many of Dr Lushaba's claims. The reply post includes my original email, which Dr Lushaba misrepresented with a fabricated "quotation". Anthony Butler Who am …

Parastatal budgeting (a vaguely prescient column from 2011)

Parastatals’ ‘budgets for dummies’ the way to go  Business Day 18 Mar 2011 Anthony Butler SA HAS become the site of two fascinating experiments in the methodology of budgetary accountability. Contrasting approaches to the transparency of government budgets — the Treasury model and the parastatal model — can now be compared for the first time. …

Party funding proposals

ANTHONY BUTLER: ANC paper on party funding has merits, but needs scrutiny 'Some ANC-governed provinces dole out R630m in funds, allegedly for party and constituency activities' BL PREMIUM 28 JULY 2017 - 06:02 ANTHONY BUTLER Parliament’s ad hoc committee on the funding of political parties has recently received numerous detailed submissions in support of its review …

Mbete and the no confidence vote

ANTHONY BUTLER: Appearance of moral rectitude gives Mbete a shot at presidency ‘There has been no groundswell of loyalist anger against Mbete’s purportedly brave stand for constitutional principles’ BL PREMIUM 11 AUGUST 2017 - 07:08 ANTHONY BUTLER Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly, ANC chairwoman and self-styled presidential hopeful, has enjoyed remarkably generous media coverage …