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October16

In the absence of a unifying President

My fellow South Africans,  In the absence of a unifying president who acts in strict accordance with the laws of our land, underpinned by the values of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and all international conventions to which our country is signatory, a president who understands the fragility of the bond that keeps us together,
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October04

Why KPMG should fall

A PART of me would like to muster the necessary ubuntu to sympathise with people who argue that KPMG should not be allowed to fall as a result of bad conduct by, ostensibly, only a few senior consultants.  Accordingly, it would not be fair to make the claimed 95% of the KPMG employees, who apparently
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September13

State-captured SA is crying out for a second liberation

AT THE dawn of our democracy, soon after the formal end of apartheid and under the leadership of the inimitable Nelson Mandela, we, the people of South Africa, made a number of promises to ourselves, to our fellow Africans on the rest of the continent and to the diaspora, as well as to the rest
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September07

Bell Pottinger exposed – what about those who briefed them? – Solly Moeng

CAPE TOWN — Celebrating the possible demise of Bell Pottinger for its shockingly cynical manipulation of South Africa’s racial dynamics means very little without full disclosure of who at Oakbay briefed them, the exact scope of their brief and who participated in the campaign. The devil is among us – not residing in the plush boardrooms of a London based PR
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September06

Yes, but punish those behind Bell Pottinger too

Yay; I guess the whole of South Africa should be celebrating at last, right?  Wrong! Bell Pottinger has finally been found guilty of flouting industry professional and ethical rules and given the boot with a five-year ban from membership of the UK’s PR and communications regulatory body, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Its
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