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Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela

Backbencher December 18, 2013 1

James Evans asks South Africa and the world to move on from Nelson Mandela. Reputation is a priceless currency amongst politicians. Few are immune to its influence. History suggests that Boris Johnson may have

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Julius Malema – South Africa’s Mugabe

Julius Malema – South Africa’s Mugabe

Backbencher July 17, 2013 1

By David McNeilage Convicted and fined R50,000 for hate speech in 2011 after calling for the murder of white people, Julius Malema cuts a controversial figure across an ethnically diverse country. The future had

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Nelson Mandela: Saint or Sinner?

Nelson Mandela: Saint or Sinner?

Backbencher July 2, 2013 3

(Photograph by Paul Simpson) Andy Bolton asks how libertarians should view Nelson Mandela and his struggle against an apartheid state. With his failing health and impending 95th birthday, Nelson Mandela is once again at

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Remembering Mandela The Man

Remembering Mandela The Man

Backbencher June 29, 2013 0

As Mandelamania ramps up and previously pro-apartheid South Africa politicians here and abroad polish off their eulogies, Samuel Kerr looks at the positive achievements of an imperfect leader. I was recently sitting around the

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3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

3 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Nelson Mandela

Lee Jenkins June 27, 2013 1,463

The hero of the anti-apartheid struggle was not the saint we want him to be. The image of Nelson Mandela as a selfless, humble, freedom fighter turned cheerful, kindly old man, is well established

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Is Aid Wasted?

Is Aid Wasted?

Backbencher May 27, 2013 0

By Rachel Auld   Aid from the perspective of governments, is a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another.  Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Overall, 2010 (the most

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