Public Relations & Communications

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|

SA could punch way above its weight in global negotiations

It is known internationally that most voters in other countries do not generally make their electoral choices based on the promises made to them on foreign policy. Even American voters - whose country’s global presence remains, arguably, more influential than most - are not always knowledgeable about the world beyond the borders of their country. [...]

2019-04-17T17:58:16+02:00April 17th, 2019|

South Africa’s 2019 election: Political promises and the time ahead

Soon after taking over from the one whose name I shall not mention, in early 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa undertook a trip to London, United Kingdom, where he attended a gathering of leaders from Common wealth countries, around the world.  South Africa seemed to begin to rise from the ashes of a decade long state [...]

2019-04-14T11:24:23+02:00April 14th, 2019|
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