Political Perceptions

It Could Only Happen in South Africa – Edition: 01/2020

After 140 days of the world’s longest COVID-19 lockdown South Africa’s rate of infections continues to climb exceeding that of countries that have much larger populations than South Africa. On 23 March 2020 when ?President Ramaphosa announced the lockdown in South Africa for 21 days from March 26 to April 16, 2020, to contain the spread of the coronavirus, he was hailed as a great leader and the vast majority of people enthusiastically supported the campaign.

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Election 2019 and Beyond – Edition: 04/2019

The dust has started to settle on the 2019 general and provincial elections with only the EFF and to some extent the I FF+ and the FF+ being happy with the results. The record low percentage poll of only 65.9% of registered voters down from 73.5% in 2014 was a clear...

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Why I Am Voting DA on 8 May – Edition: 03/2019

There has been much levity throughout the world about Volodymyr Zelensky, a professional comedian, being elected president of Ukraine last week. After having a clown, and not very good one at that, as our president for nine years, I sincerely hope that every South...

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Clive Hatch

About Clive Hatch

Clive Hatch is a political commentator and opinionist. He is a former Member and Leader of the Opposition in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature. After matriculating from Jeppe High School for Boys in 1967 Clive Hatch has lived, worked and been involved in the Emalahleni (Witbank) community.

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It Could Only Happen in South Africa – Edition: 01/2020

After 140 days of the world’s longest COVID-19 lockdown South Africa’s rate of infections continues to climb exceeding that of countries that have much larger populations than South Africa. On 23 March 2020 when ?President Ramaphosa announced the lockdown in South Africa for 21 days from March 26 to April 16, 2020, to contain the spread of the coronavirus, he was hailed as a great leader and the vast majority of people enthusiastically supported the campaign.

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