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Okay, we’ve cast our votes – where to now?

Reading this, you may be standing in the queue waiting to cast your vote; or you may already have done so, and are now waiting for the results. Flag of South Africa , This is a computer generated and 3d rendered image. I'm assuming, of course, that few regular Fin24 readers would opt [...]

2019-09-29T10:55:54+02:00May 9th, 2019|

Examining South Africa’s symbols that unite and divide

I sat back and found myself thinking hard after someone responded in one of the most recent online discussions about the “Old SA flag” that, perhaps, a lasting solution would be for the two flags, the old and the new, to be banned or torched together because they both represent hatred.  He didn’t suggest what [...]

2019-09-29T10:52:59+02:00May 1st, 2019|

Why SA needs a country brand and reputation watchdog

South Africa needs an effective, proactive and permanent health monitoring mechanism for its country brand and image.  Country brand monitoring would mean SA is not left on the backfoot, having to explain itself, when it should be focusing on developing an inclusive economy. It is necessary given everything that has occurred over the past 25 [...]

2019-10-08T14:29:29+02:00May 1st, 2019|

King Dalindyebo: Will President Ramaphosa give-in to the pressure?

While the rest of us are busy bickering about whether or not to grant the governing African National Congress (ANC) the additional five years it is busy campaigning for, to bring its stay in power to an effective 30 years at the end of the next term, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has [...]

2019-09-29T10:54:56+02:00April 23rd, 2019|

The impunity in the veins of South African politics

So, Ace Magashule gets away with it again, at least for now. But we shouldn’t hold our breath because this seems like it will be a very long “for now” that, if ever nipped in the bud, it will not be stopped by anyone in the leadership of the governing African National Congress or its member base.  [...]

2019-11-05T04:44:14+02:00April 18th, 2019|