Nkandla

New dawn? More like a false sighting under Ramaphosa

Instead of co-ordinated governance, SA has seen disjointed decision-making and sweepingly bad decisions by the ANC Tony Blair, in his first term as British Prime Minister in 1997, introduced the idea of ‘joined up government’. This idea changed and influenced, according to policy mavens, how structures are organised, how budgets are allocated and how public [...]

By |2018-07-25T12:42:51+00:00July 25th, 2018|Cyril Ramaphosa, Nkandla, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma|0 Comments

New dawn? More like a false sighting under Ramaphosa

Instead of co-ordinated governance, SA has seen disjointed decision-making and sweepingly bad decisions by the ANC Tony Blair, in his first term as British Prime Minister in 1997, introduced the idea of ‘joined up government’. This idea changed and influenced, according to policy mavens, how structures are organised, how budgets are allocated and how public [...]

By |2018-07-04T07:32:33+00:00July 4th, 2018|Cyril Ramaphosa, Nkandla, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma|0 Comments

Bunker-buster required to flush out an oblivious Zuma

MORE than 14,000km, most of the Atlantic Ocean and a six-hour time difference separate Cape Town from Cleveland, Ohio. Yet, last Thursday, at more or less the same time, these two cities hosted versions of political theatre that drew large radio and TV ratings on the expectation that politics at its most intense and interesting [...]

By |2015-08-12T20:16:06+00:00August 12th, 2015|Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Nkandla, South African Politics|0 Comments

High office and how it insulates officials from reality

The greatest bubble inhabitant of all is our president. His world view allows him to think — even in the wake of Nkandla — that he is a victim There’s a John Travolta movie from 1976 called The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Based on a true story, the film traces the teenage years of [...]

By |2015-08-05T10:24:12+00:00August 5th, 2015|Jacob Zuma, Nkandla, South African Politics|0 Comments