Political arrogance will sink us all

RECENT and ongoing developments in South Africa provide us, day in and day out, with ample opportunities to witness the levels of political arrogance we’ve come to be bathed in by our leaders. And we’re all complicit in it.  To get here, it took only two decades of too many easy, predictable, electoral wins fueled [...]

2016-04-13T08:48:48+02:00April 13th, 2016|

Does Zuptagate mean open season for the opposition?

MANY conversations around recent developments in the country tend to end in one comment which is sometimes posed as a question: “…then why do the majority of South African voters continue to vote for the ANC?”  When not posed as a question, the person making the comment often ends by throwing their hands in the [...]

2016-04-01T15:54:15+02:00April 1st, 2016|

SA Inc under siege

PAGING through South African print and online media since last week, one would have thought that we live in a real dictatorship, in which any media platform not reporting on even the smallest hand movement by the head of state would be hauled before some political ethics committee. Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president, gestures [...]

2019-11-05T05:37:54+02:00December 17th, 2015|

Is Fifa’s reputation no longer bankable?

MUCH has been said about the most recent – and ongoing – scandal regarding football's international governing body Fifa, following last week’s indictment bombshell and several cross-Atlantic arrests by the US Department of Justice and Swiss authorities. This saga is ongoing so there might be more arrests in the coming weeks, while some of those [...]

2015-06-08T11:21:08+02:00June 3rd, 2015|
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