Barack Obama

Will SA always need Mandela?

By the time you read this piece, one of the few world leaders to still make a lot of sense when he opens his mouth, former US president Barack Obama, would have addressed a crowd of some 14 000 people – including our own president, Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.   I would [...]

2018-07-18T12:44:39+02:00July 18th, 2018|

Is it un-African to lead with integrity?

A NUMBER of years ago I accompanied a client to Abuja, Nigeria, for final discussions and the signing of a contract for a project that had been negotiated over several months.  We landed in Lagos and spent a rather eventful evening and night there before taking a domestic flight to Abuja the next morning. The [...]

2017-10-18T09:43:20+02:00October 18th, 2017|

If Maimane were the new President…

WHEN George W Bush was President of the United States of America, the world experienced America at, arguably, its angriest, arrogant and violent state since the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the US Naval Base in Hawaii. Within a year after George W Bush won the US presidency, terrorists planned and successfully executed [...]

2015-05-13T21:13:21+02:00May 13th, 2015|
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