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Sep 16 2008

Something good out of Africa

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 1/6/2008. 

What an article! It’s so nice to see something like this coming out of Africa.  [Read on]

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Sep 15 2008

Crisis, what crisis?

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First reported on my old blog on 21/4/2008. 

I’m running out of names to call Thabo Mbeki. I thought “weakling” was an apt description, but since this morning I think Thabo “there-is-no-crisis” Mbeki is a better description of the man. [Read on]

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Sep 15 2008

Saved by the bell

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 19/4/2008. 

The thought that I might have to officially declare Thabo Mbeki a “Feigling” today, kept me from sleeping properly last night! Luckily (for me and Mbeki) the situation had changed completely by the time I got up this morning.  [Read on]

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Sep 15 2008

It’s now or never, Mbeki

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 18/4/2008. 

I have written many times over the past 18 years about the cowboy Mugabe and his antics and in the early 90s I wrote for the first time that South Africa should take a tougher stance against its neighbour.  [Read on]

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Sep 09 2008

Friendship can (and should) stretch only so far…

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 27/7/2005. 

I accept, when you’re “the peacemaker of Africa”, it might be a teeny-weeny bit more difficult to put your foot down when your nextdoor neighbour acts like a cowboy. 

But, really. Mugabe has gone too far with Mbeki. This China visit and the statements emanating from there, is too confrontational (and embarrassing) for Mbeki to ignore.  [Read on]

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Sep 09 2008

Treating the symptoms

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 26/7/2005. 

It is very tempting to say: President Mbeki, for more than 8 years now commentators have been warning about the dangers of “doing nothing” about Zimbabwe and economists have been warning of an impending economic disaster in that country.

But, you decided to rather wait until the mango hits the fan, or worse….you hoped the problem would go away. Now the SA taxpayer must foot the bill for your inaction.  [Read on]

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