R. W. Johnson

A Grim Prospect For South Africa’s Jews

Antisemitism is on the rise in South Africa and the ANC have done much to encourage it

Can Europe’s Jews Feel Safe Alongside Muslims?

The Jewish exodus from France shows that Islam’s rapid growth has caused a crisis for the Continent’s oldest minority. Bromides won’t do any more

We Owe Tom Sharpe a Thousand Laughs

A Nazi Unitarian father, expulsion from South Africa and a ménage à trois: the author of ‘Porterhouse Blue’ lived a complicated existence

The Silencing of South Africa’s Greatest Cricket Side

Most of the world-beating cricket team of the 1970s were anti-apartheid. Now they are shut out from the national game

Hullabaloo in the Great Karoo

South Africa’s desert is a battleground between astronomers and gas companies

Secret Deal With South Africa’s Stalinists

Britain quietly allowed anti-apartheid exiles to run guerrilla operations from London as long as they stayed off the streets

Johannesburg: Hard Pressed

'I would like to think that all the politically correct Brits who lined up to condemn me for "juxtapositional racism" might say a word or two about the extinction of media freedom in a major Commonwealth country, but I am not holding my breath'

Richard Goldstone

The South African judge's Gaza report is just another example of his intensely political attitude to the law

South Africa: The ANC’S Health Lesson for Obama

Health care reform is one of the hardest things in politics. If Obama may be heading for defeat or a bloody draw, this is nothing compared to what awaits the ANC as it attempts to force through its National Health Insurance scheme.

Africa Has a Dream: Obama

The new president will be welcomed by most ordinary Africans, if not by their rulers

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"