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By thumbing our nose at the West, things can only go south

You might be a little embarrassed by Cyril Ramaphosa’s new role as Putin’s parrot, blandly repeating all the Kremlin lines and lies allegedly justifying Moscow’s unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country and firing deadly missiles at hospitals, theatres and shopping centres. Or you might wonder, beyond the imagined links of “struggle solidarity”, why SA in [...]

Mission unaccomplished: We have an embassy problem

The fallout from Trump’s Twitter land bomb suggests something seriously amiss at our Washington outpost. There was the predictable part of International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s reaction to the Twitterstorm that US President Donald Trump unleashed last week on the vexed debate about expropriation without compensation. At her monthly media briefing on Monday, Sisulu said [...]

When good leaders turn bad

Lula and Brazil's descent from grace goes a lot beyond country and personality The great, now sadly late, rocker Prince will be remembered for many things, from musical genius to edgy sexuality and the shock of the new back in 1978. Back then he burst onto the musical scene with his debut album For You. [...]

By |2016-05-03T08:58:31+00:00April 28th, 2016|Ambassador of Argentina, World Politics|0 Comments

How Gigaba has killed tourism in four easy steps

Grant Thornton, a consultancy, estimates the new visa requirements will cost 100 000 jobs MONDAY, June 1, is “V Day”. This is not shorthand for victory in war but represents the brave new world of South Africa‘s latest visa regime for foreign tourists. It is a triumph, however, of obstinacy over common sense, the sort [...]

By |2015-05-27T09:26:40+00:00May 27th, 2015|Ambassador of Argentina, Opinion|0 Comments
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