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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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August02

Unmasking the enablers of state capture

NO ONE should be shocked by the increasing number of private sector companies being outed for having served as Trojan Horses for the loot diverted from public coffers in recent years, especially those that have been benefiting from illicit business links with the Zuptas. We’ve known all along that there are two sides in any
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June28

Beware South Africa, it’s a scam!

THOSE of you who have been seriously scammed before will know that professional scammers belong in the category of the most patient people around. They take their time scanning the environment to identify their potential victim. They probably follow them around, study and make note of their habits, strengths and weaknesses, compile a list of
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June20

SA suffers while we bicker

I’M NOT sure whether to bow before and praise the genius of the dreaded Bell Pottinger PR firm, or to be merely angered by it. But one thing is for certain: the PR firm has delivered magnificently on the mandate it was hired for. By the time clever South Africa woke up to the mess
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