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Ramaphosa – love him but watch him

SOME people get upset with those of us who seem impatient with President Cyril Ramaphosa, urging us to keep quiet, sit back, be grateful, and let him do what he must.  Their stance is understandable, of course, and, like them, many of us share the exuberance that followed the removal of former president Jacob Zuma, [...]

2018-03-27T11:20:48+02:00March 27th, 2018|

Davos 2018: Real progress or just another wasteful junket?

IT's that time of the year again when impressive, colourful PowerPoint presentations replete with embedded country video clips, photographs, plans to stabilise and grow the economy, figures projecting expected GDP growth, etc are all prepared ahead of the annual World Economic Forum gathering in the canton of Graubünden, just outside Davos, Switzerland, to impress the [...]

2018-01-17T07:57:04+02:00January 17th, 2018|

Will 2017 be the year to recapture SA’s narrative?

LOOKING back at events and conversations of the past few years, especially 2016 when everything seemed to have moved into higher gear, it dawns on me that it’s easy to just share criticism and commentary while, seemingly, sitting comfortably in one’s arm chair. We live in a country where media people and commentators could just [...]

2016-12-21T07:45:54+02:00December 21st, 2016|

Restoring sanity to SA

SINCE the arrival of President Jacob Zuma into office, we’ve spent quite a lot of time and energy focused on the negative. We did this not because we’re a negative people, but because our president came into office followed by all sorts of stuff and people whose impact on our moral well-being and that of [...]

2016-12-09T16:16:13+02:00December 9th, 2016|

Who’s in charge of SA’s country reputation?

LIKE in previous forums, the 2016 World Communication Forum in Davos, Switzerland exceeded all expectations in terms of programme content and delegate quality.  This increasingly significant annual forum, held in the picturesque, snow-covered town last week, brought together communication professionals from all over the world to discuss a whole array of topics pertinent to the [...]

2016-03-16T08:40:34+02:00March 16th, 2016|
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