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August08

Time for the ANC to eat humble pie

THE African National Congress has occupied a huge space in the minds of many South Africans over many decades.  It could also be argued that at one stage, it carried more hope than all other anti-apartheid movements combined that the vicious apartheid system would one day be crushed and replaced by something more humane, more
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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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July26

SA an uncontrolled train fast heading south

IN THE absence of the NPA, the Hawks and with the office of the Public Protector sending mixed messages, seemingly still trying to decide which side of history it wants to be recorded in, we, the ordinary citizens, are on our own.  But we’re also increasingly organised and vigilant. And this is a good thing.
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July19

Zuma: Mandela’s nightmare

I HAVE to admit that I find it quite impressive that President Jacob Zuma can keep going around the countrywithout batting an eyelid, addressing seemingly gullible people about the virtues of former president Nelson Mandela and the need to emulate the examples he set, the fight against corruption, as well as on other leadership values we
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July13

Bell Pottinger was ‘just a tool for the dark forces’

I ALMOST fell off my chair, laughing incredulously over the weekend while listening to Zizi Kodwa condemn Bell Pottinger for having arrived in our country to “undo all the gains that have been achieved since the end of apartheid”.   I must give it to him; he’s quite good, this Zizi fellow. Who trained him?
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