Tag Archives: Jacob Zuma

On the culture of the ANC

This was intended as a letter to the Press. Due to problems on a website, I was unable to submit it. I submit it here for your consideration. I intended to respond to comments made by South African President Cyril … Continue reading

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Mbeki gave us Zuma

At just before 11 PM on the 14th February, Jacob Zuma announced his resignation as President of South Africa, bringing to an end the most rotten and corrupt Presidency in South African History. The move was typical Zuma. Just like … Continue reading

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The Culpability of the Complicit

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled against an appeal by Zuma and the NPA of a ruling by the High Court that overturned the 2009 decision of then National Director of Public Prosecutions Moketedi Mpshe to drop 783 charges … Continue reading

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Mad March? More like Mad April

April is Autism Awareness Month. Several organisations and areas (like Guam, for instance) have “lit it up blue”. I, like many self advocates, am “toning it down taupe”, as “Light it up blue” was started by “Autism Speaks”. There has … Continue reading

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Gordhan Charged. Abrahams a cat’s paw

Well it happened. I never thought it would. I never thought that Zuma would be so reckless, but I clearly underestimated him. Pravin Gordhan is to appear in court to face charges over his granting of early retirement and a … Continue reading

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With our toes on the edge of the abyss

Last year, South Africa had its feet at the edge of an abyss. President Jacob Zuma dismissed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with Desmond van Rooyen. Under huge pressure, four days later Zuma relented and replaced van Rooyen with former Finance … Continue reading

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Well that was quick

On Saturday, I wrote of my anger at learning that Nhlanhla Nene had been dismissed as the Minister of Finance and replaced by the virtually unknown David van Rooyen. On Sunday evening, four days after his shock declaration, Jacob Zuma … Continue reading

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A few steps closer to the edge

Last month, I expressed my worries about the course South Africa appeared to be following. Since then, we have taken a few more steps towards the edge of the cliff. On December 9th, less than a week after Fitch downgraded … Continue reading

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South Africa is heading towards the edge of a cliff

Around two years ago, I expressed my concern for the future of South Africa. The events of the last few months have left me even more worried. South Africa is in crisis and I don’t know how much longer it … Continue reading

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In a bad place

I’m in a bad place at the moment. Some of the reasons why are minor and will shortly pass, others are not so minor. Firstly, the minor reasons. For one, I’m sick. I’m running a fever and at times my … Continue reading

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