Focus 21 - First Quarter 2001

South Africa's support for Mugabe: Thabo Mbeki has propped up Zimbabwe's dictator at great cost to the region and his own reputation, says R.W. Johnson. Blocked by tactics of terror: How should a democratic party respond to a government that uses any illegality to block the opposition?
Arms deal inquiry crushed

The government has deployed a rapid response force of loyal troops to halt an embarrassing probe into the arms deal.

May the best bid win

There is a lot more to the fiasco of the third cellphone license than simple mismanagement.