Bell Pottinger

Is Julius Malema’s EFF a nation builder or a wrecking ball?

MANY of us heaved a collective sigh of relief when the Zupta-commissioned Bell Pottinger racial campaign was outed about a year ago. Julius Malema Sadly, the campaign had had a successful run of just over a year before it was unmasked for what it was. Much of the damage had already been done. [...]

2018-03-07T09:25:58+02:00March 7th, 2018|

The sun will shine in SA if all can be reassured that they belong

FEW people will disagree that South Africa is better off with the potential presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 - if the ANC manages to retain power - than it would have been had his political nemesis, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, won the ANC presidency back in December 2017. FILE -- In this Wednesday, July [...]

2018-01-24T08:37:12+02:00January 24th, 2018|

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 [...]

2017-09-07T17:43:14+02:00September 7th, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-09-06T08:57:57+02:00September 6th, 2017|

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. (Photo: The New Age Board Chairman Atul Gupta and President [...]

2017-08-02T09:15:49+02:00August 2nd, 2017|
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