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May16

SA needs a Mandela of our times

IT’S hard to decide whether to blame it entirely on the ten years or so of Jacob Zuma’s presidency, or just in part. But the increasing exposure of the raw racial wounds many of us were persuaded had begun to heal, forever buried underneath the seemingly normalising pigmentation on the surface, is something we should
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May16

SA needs a Mandela of our times

IT’S hard to decide whether to blame it entirely on the ten years or so of Jacob Zuma’s presidency, or just in part. But the increasing exposure of the raw racial wounds many of us were persuaded had begun to heal, forever buried underneath the seemingly normalising pigmentation on the surface, is something we should
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May13

South Africa: A journey towards sustainable recovery

THE successful launch of the Brand Summit South Africa in Cape Town last week opened up much-needed discussions about the evolving country/nation brand image of South Africa since the dawn of our young – and decidedly fragile – democracy in the early 1990s.  Delegates to the summit came from all over South Africa and from as
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May02

Dealing with our wounds

WHILE I admired former President Nelson Mandela for offering to only stay in power for one term, then resign, and for honouring that pledge – a first in Africa, perhaps even in the world – I’m still of the view that his departure from office was premature.  There are reasons for which it was a
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May01

Why race politics could do immense damage to SA’s reputation

Cape Town – Reputation management expert Solly Moeng told Fin24 on Monday that race baiting and populist rhetoric by powerful politicians has immense potential to undermine South Africa’s reputation in the international community.  He made these remarks ahead of a Brand Summit scheduled to take place in Cape Town from Thursday to Friday. The summit
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