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Caiphus Kgosana Executive editor: opinions and analysis

Caiphus Kgosana has extensive experience in reporting, writing and editing. In 2018 he re-joined the Sunday Times and is now in charge of the paper’s thought leader engine, the Opinions and Analysis section. He also writes on the political economy.


CAIPHUS KGOSANA | Malema the power broker has played the coalition game to perfection

The EFF leader has a ruthless streak and a shrewd political brain, but he mustn’t let his power go to his head


Ugly shoes to fill: Godongwana had no choice but to tread lightly

The new finance minister’s first budget is one of fiscal consolidation


Commodities boom boosts tax revenue but it could be short-lived

“A surge in commodity prices has significantly improved the in-year revenue outlook, although its effect is likely to ...


Treasury welcomes deregulation of electricity

The Treasury has described continuous power cuts implemented by Eskom as a drag on growth.


As long as the ANC directs SA, it will be a B movie

In the greater scheme of things we are irrelevant, because apart from commodities SA at present has little to offer


The state scored an e-toll own goal. Now it must play ball

Instead of wasting time trying to recoup what’s unrecoupable, it should use the gantries for much-needed traffic control


CAIPHUS KGOSANA | Fanning racial flames is no way to run an election campaign

With the dearth of political options, I may as well just take election day off, relax and WhatsApp my friends


Arrogant ANC heading for an own-goal if it’s not careful

If infighting and factionalism in the party doesn’t stop, it will lose to the underdogs


A costly state bank is the last thing the ANC needs

The party passes fantasy resolutions without telling us how its mega ideas will be funded


A noble ANC led us to the Promised Land, but now it’s left us high and dry

The party has not only let itself down but lamentably the people who look to it for guidance and leadership