Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Strong leader, strong woman for a weak party

Next weekend the opposition DA meets in a virtual conference to elect a new leadership. It is 99.9% certain that interim leader John Steenhuisen will ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | To get jobs back, get the employers back

There's something I can't quite grasp about the economic recovery plan President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday.

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Zondo inquiry might end in tears. But whose?

Fake Twitter accounts purporting to belong to former president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane have taken recently to dropping dark warnings on the ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Profligate state ruins a good week for the law

On the face of it, this was a good week. The new National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) began to show its claws, helped along by the Special ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Turning out a product you hope is habit-forming

The two worst things that can happen to a newspaper editor are being removed or your newspaper closing down while you’re running it. I’ve had both. ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Cyril's call: will it be Tito or Pravin?

A rescue plan collapsed on Thursday despite the government rashly promising in July it would "mobilise funding for the short, medium and long-term ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | In the end, history might also absolve Ramaphosa

On July 26 1953, a young Fidel Castro led an attempt to take the Moncada military barracks in the city of Santiago de Cuba, about 900km deep ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Which is the more scary — the ANC united or divided?

I’ve had a short break and it’s been entertaining watching my colleagues try to deal with the evident changes in narrative required by the fact that ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Are we forgetting that we still live in a free country?

I really don’t know any more. I read this piece the other day about how, through the lockdowns, the ANC and its government had discovered they can ...

Peter Bruce Editor-at-large, Arena Holdings
PETER BRUCE | Could this elephant perhaps be a scorpion?

It was listening to health minister Zweli Mkhize insist SA is not yet ready for a resumption of alcohol sales and that he expects peak cases in ...

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