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Jon Cayzer

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Jon was an Edward S. Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 2010 - 2011, and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He was awarded the Gundle South African Public Service Fellowship.

Jon is the speechwriter to Democratic Alliance Leader, Helen Zille.

He has also served as the speechwriter to the leader of the official opposition, private secretary to elder statesman, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and, briefly, as the Head of Ministry of Transport and Public Works in the Democratic Alliance-led Western Cape Provincial Government.

He spent time at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in London in 2011 working on the Faith and Globalisation, and Faiths Acts programmes. In 2000 he worked as a consultant policy writer for the then Democratic Party.

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The darkness ‘makes us interesting’

At an el fresco lunch, on a warm summer’s day in Cape Town a few years back, I reminded Margaret Thatcher of when a former…

Angels, demons and Benedict’s ambrosia

In the same week that the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict is to visit Britain, the Roman Catholic Church continues to be embroiled in scandal.…

The Dalai Lama will trump China — soon

China’s ban this week on tourists to Tibet — in the run-up to a Cold War era style military parade — will further strengthen the…

Good sex for life

I would like to offer my rule for good sex for life. But, first I would like to ask the hard question: why does sex…

The curious case of the apartheid lawsuits

President Jacob Zuma is, as the cliche goes, the consummate politician. One of his most likeable qualities is that he is an instinctive politician. He…

Accountability is on the march

Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s inane giggle (testified to by those who have seen him up close and nervous) came straight to mind when I read the…