Gareth van Onselen


Gareth studied at Wits University, obtaining a masters degree in sociology before entering the world of politics in 2001. Up until 2012, he worked for the Democratic Alliance in various different capacities, most of which involved communications and political analysis. Subsequently, he worked for the Sunday Times as a Senior Reporter and the Institute of Race Relations as Head of Politics, before joining market research company Victory Research, as its Chief Executive Officer, in 2019. He writes a weekly online column for BusinessLIVE, and sometimes for Business Day, something he has been doing since 2010. He is a liberal, a humanist and a published author but, most of all, a political animal with a deep love for ideas, statistics and argument. You can contact Gareth at:

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