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November21

Post-Guptas, a great deal must still fall

My heart missed a beat, probably even two, when I read recently that some ANC members are planning a comeback for Malusi Gigaba in our national politics.  This is despite many unanswered questions still hanging over his head, concerning his alleged role in facilitating the appointment of Gupta-anointed enablers in the boards and executive management
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October24

Brands in shining armour

When respected personalities are brought in to clean up following political and corporate scandals, we must ask: are their personal brands enough to inspire trust?    President Cyril Ramaphosa Former President Jacob Zuma called on (now) President Cyril Ramaphosa to join him as running mate for a second term in office, in 2014, amid growing
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September26

Investor confidence begins at home

President Cyril Ramaphosa is like a moving target for many South Africans. Those who remain wary of the ANC – with reason, of course – but who would like to reach out and hold his hand, hug him, take a morning jog with him, and assure him that they appreciate the good actions he’s taken
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June27

Is Ramaphosa the ANC’s Trojan horse?

In a recent, telling media interview, Gauteng Premier David Makhura referred to President Cyril Ramaphosa as a great asset for the ANC. He seemed to imply that the ANC would be silly not to ready itself to win the next elections with Ramaphosa at its helm. He was probably correct. The question for the rest
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June06

South Africa, our collective amnesia will kill us

I once wrote here that poverty and lack of education were the biggest enemies of democracy. In hindsight, that list was incomplete, and I apologise. Another enemy of democracy is amnesia, especially collective amnesia. We are not dealing with a nuclear family of enemies of democracy, but an extended one. Now, state capture is gone,
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