Somewhere in London, I think, a young woman we know only as “Kwezi” sits exiled from her home.
Of course I know we still live in apartheid’s hulking shadow. Of course I know land has not been redistributed or restituted in meaningful ways.
White people still accrue benefits from their whiteness, even if they claim victimhood.
Independence, financial health and creativity are the fundamental criteria needed, writes Ferial Haffajee
Amea culpa and a huge thank you. It’s my view that Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is biting the bullet on reform like no minister before her.
There is a phone call that makes your heart stop. It goes like this: the phone rings and you answer, “Good morning, Ferial,” comes a friendly voice. “Good morning,” you reply, “who am I speaking to?” Then from the other end, “Kgalema. How are you?”
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel is a details guy. To illustrate his drive for value for money, he tells the story of his department assembling quotes for a meeting they were to host on mine strikes. The quotes arrived and the event manager offered the hire of glasses at R120 each. Patel balked. The company [...]
If the nation were a school, President Jacob Zuma would score well on his annual report card – as City Press reported last week, he has achieved decent progress on 85% of the promises he made last year.
I’m not usually at a loss for words or an opinion. These are, after all, the currency of a journalist’s trade. But Anene Booysen has me stumped.
President Jacob Zuma’s comments on dogs and the rising fortunes of businesses that give liberally to the governing party notwithstanding, the ANC is now a better party than the one that governed before Mangaung.
Watching President Jacob Zuma in action at the governing ANC’s 53rd national elective conference this week was like watching Psy doing Gangnam Style: an unpredictable phenomenon that got us all swept up in its infectious spirit.
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