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Zuma, Trump share a moment

OPINION Just what did President Jacob Zuma say on the phone to United States President Donald Trump? One assumes that Trump isn’t intending to “roll-out” a new wave of Trump international golf courses in South Africa…


Ramaphosa brings back key leaders

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed the return of three former exiled Lesotho opposition political party leaders at the week. Ramaphosa was the facilitator of their return  13 February 2017 – “We don’t have a…


ANC ‘should have little fear’

In these rural parts of KwaZulu Natal (KZN), in the Midlands, the African National Congress (ANC) should rightfully not have uvalo (fear) for the 2019 national elections. The rural people here and in many parts of KZN…



WC is tops for ‘repeat’ buyers

Given that many people vote with their feet, studying migration patterns between regions in South Africa can provide a good indication of household perceptions towards regions, perceptions of economic opportunity, lifestyle or how well a region…


Of needles, bananas and the RSA

BUDGET 2017 / February 10, 2017 / BizNews Defence minister on parliamentary ruckus – “we’re not a banana republic” If we’re not a banana republic – then what was the executive doing riding roughshod and illegally…


Think ‘Bigly’, dream ‘biglier’

BUDGET 2017 / February 9, 2017 / BizNews Evita’s alternative #SoNA2017 – Think ‘Bigly’. Dream ‘Biglier’ In true Evita Bezuidenhout style, she’s once again poked fun at South African politics and shown how ridiculous the governing…


How SA can dream ‘biglier’

This year Evita Bezuidenhout provided the a witty and thoughtful assessment of President Jacob Zuma’s opening of parliament address. Quite frankly she was much more at ease with her audience than the man who has led the…