Thabo Mbeki

Once disgraced Mbeki era now seems like the golden age

In 1967, US author Allen Drury wrote a book on apartheid South Africa entitled A Very Strange Society.

Fifty years later, and two-plus decades into our post-apartheid story, we have added several new chapters to our national tragedy, though that title remains very contemporary.

The strangest part started just shy of 10 years ago: at the 2007 […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Jacob Zuma, South African Politics, Thabo Mbeki|0 Comments

South Africa: Land of scandalous public figures who choose to brazen it out

Shamefulness is a by-product of decency. Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who hiked his own salary into the stratosphere, clearly suffers from the opposite condition

Synchronicity is the concept pioneered by psychologist Carl Jung who held that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship, but apparently are meaningfully related.

Ben Trisk, the enterprising CEO of Exclusive […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Democratic Alliance, Opinion, South African Politics, Thabo Mbeki|0 Comments

Mbeki got away with skipping question time and ministers routinely evaded censure

YOU couldn‘t make it up. Peering at the world through chic European spectacles, shod in Italian shoes, chauffeured in a German car and the beneficiary of R25-million from a US-listed mining house, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete assailed Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema — and for even worse than being a “cockroach”.

According to a […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Parliament, Thabo Mbeki|0 Comments