Columns and Letters

Column: South African election: The fall of the ANC

May 22, 2024

-by Gwynne Dyer
    “The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born,” wrote Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci in 1929. “Now is the time of monsters.”
    Gramsci’s remark is being liberally quoted by South African journalists in the run-up to the election on May 29th, for the old world in which the African National Congress completely dominated the country’s politics is definitely coming to an end. For the first time since the end of apartheid, the ANC’s share of the vote will fall below 50 per cent.

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Letter: Letter of support for a central archives for Inverness County

May 22,  2024

Dear Editor,
    I would like to add my letter of support for the consideration by the Municipality of a central archives for Inverness County. The letter written by Kevin MacDonnell in last week’s issue spoke clearly to the value of such an undertaking.

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