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January24

The sun will shine in SA if all can be reassured that they belong

FEW people will disagree that South Africa is better off with the potential presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 – if the ANC manages to retain power – than it would have been had his political nemesis, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, won the ANC presidency back in December 2017. Even fewer will disagree that there are
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December20

Ramaphosa et al: Is the ANC serious about renewal?

ONE would ask to be forgiven for confusing the euphoria that followed the election of Cyril Ramaphosa to the presidency of the ANC for an event all South Africans should celebrate as theirs. After all, the rand recovered by some four cents against the US dollar before falling slightly back again, following the announcement, and
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December13

Steinhoff vs state capture: which is the lesser of two evils?

SOUTH Africans seem to be divided roughly into two main camps when it comes to their views on corruption. On the one hand, there are those who are totally angered by Zupta-driven state capture and general corruption in various levels of government and the public sector.  On the other hand, the focus and fascination of
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August30

The Gupta Master Plan: meticulously executed state capture

WE HAVE to hand it to the Gupta brothers. Everything that has been revealed thus far – even though much of it still has to be tested in a court of law – demonstrates the apparent level of preparation and planning that went into their state capture project.  OK, we call it state capture, but
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August28

Guptas’ ‘sale’ of ANN7 to ex-spin doc Manyi a poisoned chalice – Moeng

CAPE TOWN — Blinded to his hypocrisy and short-sightedness in taking over the Gupta-owned propaganda television company ANN7, former Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) chief, Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi, is on a hiding to nothing. That’s the opinion of an expert in brand reputation management, Solly Moeng, whose hard-hitting analysis on Fin24 recently sets you wondering whether Manyi has any
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