This is a summary of the Mail & Guardian’s Cabinet Report Card which not only sums up the performance of South Africa’s leaders in 2013 but teaches us a lot about their ability and intentions. The original article, ‘On your marks, get set … FAIL’ was long so i worried that the average reader would ignore this important read but political followers are encouraged to follow the link above and give the authors the credit they deserve for a job well done. Note that opinions are sometimes mine and not the M&G’s. It’s of great concern that the most powerful … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Being morally and politically outraged in two directions, against the ANC and the DA, threatens to tear me (and our country) apart. Just as we’re told that Zuma and Motlanthe, South Africa’s President and Deputy President, took holidays to foreign countries at cost of R2.6million to the taxpayer, it’s revealed that a mystery, foreign donor was promoting DAgang, the merger between the DA and AGANG, Helen Zille and Mamphela Ramphele. It’s long being a concern that foreign forces are influencing our country but that spotlight has always being fixated on the ANC’s relation with China and the hidden workings of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
If you missed it, go here to read Part 1 of Message From South Africa’s Next President? The biggest insight we have into Kgalema Motlanthe was his speech at the Liliesleaf Trust’s commemorative gala dinner in honour of the Harold Wolpe Trust. It’s even more important considering the run up to Mangaung, the race for the future of South Africa. Being a reluctant leader may cost Kgalema Motlanthe the opportunity for presidency, allowing Jacob Zuma to rout Limpopo’s and the ANCYL’s displeasure with KZN’s mass Zulu representation and a diluted SACP.'Click here to read full article...'
As my regular readers will know, i’m no fan of double-speaking politicians who always promise the world but never deliver. Nevertheless, i believe in education, eradication of apathy and the claiming of control over our lives so i occasionally step outside of local politics to share news on those who control us from afar (in the case of Knysna, we are very much controlled by Cape Town and not our so called, local leaders). Last week, i gave you the news that Hellen Zille had topped the premier’s rating poll. Today, i repost a very important speech made by … ‘Click here to read full article…’