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Feb 27 2009

Ramos quits SABMiller board

Published by under Companies,More News

Maria Ramos, the wife of SA finance minister Trevor Manuel, resigned as non-executive director of SABMiller yesterday, to pave the way for her new position as CEO of ABSA – a position she’ll take up on 1 March. ABSA is SA’s biggest bank.

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Sep 09 2008

Thoughts on why Cosatu might be “devastated”

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 14/6/2005. Today I have a completely different view of the matter.  

Done. Sacked. And Cosatu says it’s “devastated by the decision”. 

Well, well. Could it be that Cosatu is “devastated” by the thought that it might have to live with Manuel/Ramos style economic policies for another 8 years after 2008?  [Read on]

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Sep 09 2008

Good news from the dark continent…maybe

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 14/6/2005. An interesting read – more so now than then! A lot can happen in three, short years. 

South African newspapers reported yesterday president Mbeki had called a special sitting of parliament for today. Although he didn’t say what it was about, the media speculated Mbeki might use the opportunity to fire his deputy Zuma.  [Read on]

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