Thursday, 15 January 2015

ANC stuck in an ideology that’s crippling growth

This article features on page 15 of Friday's Cape Argus - click here to read it on the IOL website.

Driving back to Joburg from the coast on Saturday, my wife and I tuned in to coverage of the ANC’s 103rd birthday celebrations in Cape Town. It dominated SAfm programming for most of the day. As our journey progressed I realised my holiday was well and truly over and politics was once again foremost on my mind.

But contrary to our journey forward the narrative from Cape Town, in particular President Zuma’s speech, was firmly stuck in the past.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Press statement - Minister Zulu must follow words on easing regulations on small business with action

Democratic Alliance press statement by
Toby Chance MP
DA Shadow Minister of Small Business Development 

Scrapping the Licensing of Businesses Bill must top Minister Zulu’s New Year ‘to do list’

12 January 2015
Release: immediate

The DA challenges Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, to meet with Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, to successfully ensure that the job-killing Licensing of Businesses Bill is scrapped and does not proceed to Parliament. 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Contents of the old oak chest revealed - Part 3: the drift to war

I'm now in Plettenberg Bay on the final leg of my holiday, though I've scheduled some meetings which have a bearing on my political responsibilities - more on those in a future blog post. Somehow work seems to follow you around if you keep your eyes and ears open.

But back to the oak chest, and my grandfather Roger Chance's memoirs, Some Men of my Time: From War to War. The final chapter, Moray Firth to Berlin, recounts a short spell in Scotland (which features at greater length in the chapter on Kurt Hahn, the founder of Gordonstoun school which my father attended) and his time as Press Attache at the British Embassy in Berlin.