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Sep 17 2008

Naspers, Anglo criticised for dealing with Mugabe

Published by under Companies

First published on my old blog on 25/6/2008.

Last week the German “quasi-intellectual” weekly newspaper Die Zeit carried an article about a printer in Munich which prints the money (notes) for Mugabe’s government and delivers a fresh batch of notes to Zim every week. The paper quoted local sources critical of the continued cooperation with Mugabe. [Read on]

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Sep 16 2008

Vintage Thabo

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 19/5/2008. 

It was reported this morning that Thabo Mbeki launched an enquiry into the reasons behind the Alex violence. Typical. The place is burning, and he puts a committee together to investigate. That, point one.  [Read on]

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Sep 16 2008

Yet another Mbeki-caused problem

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 17/5/2008. 

Everyone who is anyone in South Africa is now denouncing the attacks on the Zim citizens in Alex and one report today even said the Zim’s who have been “displaced” will be resettled.  [Read on]

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Sep 16 2008

Thought for the day

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 16/5/2008.

From an article published on Reuters today: “An estimated 3 million Zimbabweans have fled to South Africa as a result of the economic crisis at home.” That is exactly how many white South Africans still live in South Africa. [Read on]

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Sep 16 2008

The sooner, the better (for SA)

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First reported on my old blog on 13/5/2008. 

A call for Mbeki to go came from an unexpected source yesterday – Helen Zille and the DA. Zuma is no-one’s dream alternative, but next to Mbeki, he’s a star. Just how bad Mbeki has been for SA, will be clear once he’s gone. In fact, Mbeki was for SA like Bush was for the USA – a disaster.  [Read on]

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Sep 12 2008

A country where men are men, and the ANC is divided

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 4/2/2008. 

Don’t be fooled by assurances that it’s all peace, unity and solidarity in the ANC. My gut tells me the opposite is true – just below the surface things are boiling. The situation is actually very “sensitive” at present.  [Read on]

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Sep 12 2008

The Kiwis should stick to rugby

Published by under Opinion,South Africa

First published on my old blog on 30/1/2008.

My, my…if ever there was someone who doesn’t have a clue about South Africa, then it’s this guy! And he gets nominated for prizes for what he has done to change the country…!  [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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