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Zuma & the ‘Yugoslav card’

April 7, 2016


It was the “Yugoslav card” — the threat of territorial fragmentation — that enabled President Jacob Zuma to ensure that the ANC leadership would rally behind him. He made it clear that, unlike former president Thabo Mbeki, sacked by the ANC, he would not go quietly.

Lessons to learn from SA state capture inquiries

March 29, 2016


South Africa can maintain with conviction that the country has "been there, done that" when it comes to manipulated commissions of inquiry into allegations of state capture. More than 50 years ago a massive scandal about the control the Afrikaner Broederbond (AB) secret society exercised over government was successfully fudged.

Papwa Sewgolum – From Pariah to Legend

October 2, 2010


by Christopher Nicholson (Wits University Press, 2005) reviewed by Terry Bell Finally it’s there for all to read: the full story of one of South Africa’s greatest golfers, Papwa Sewsunker Sewgolum, and his appalling treatment as a victim of apartheid, reflected against that of another great golfer and beneficiary of the system, Gary Player. Written […]