Category: Politics

The ANC burns while Ramaphosa fiddles

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Rate this OpinionThe Roman emperor Nero is said to have come to power through the killing of his great-uncle Claudius Caeser, who had adopted him. Agrippa the Younger, Nero’s mother, not only played an influential role in the killing but also subsequently in her son’s…

Civil Society debates SONA

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Rate this OpinionA flame of hope for a better life for all was rekindled in the hearts of many South Africans as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his first State of the Nation Address in parliament on February 16. As I witnessed the occasion sitting in the public…

Miranda Rights and Mabuza Rights

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Rate this OpinionIn March 2017, Minister of Social Development Bathibile Dlamini famously spoke one on of the most memorable quotes of recent times.  She defended her party against criticism saying everyone in the ANC’s leadership “has their smallanyana skeletons” and that it shouldn’t come out…

Unsung Heroes and Sly Villains

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Rate this OpinionYesterday a pilot refused to take off at Lanseria airport.  He is a hero because his passenger was Atul Gupta, in his own private jet.  This pilot kept the Gupta brother from skipping the country, as the Hawks raided his home in Saxonwold with an…

Zuma removal welcomed

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Rate this OpinionCope welcomes the eminent, and long overdue, removal of President Jacob Zuma from office. Our country has suffered immeasurable harm under his presidency and his removal could not come sooner. The constitution of the Republic of South Africa provides for how the president…