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Sunday 22 August 2010

wikileaks and the twitterverse

Last month wikileaks published a large tranche of Afghan war documents, that the Pentagon doesn't like. Actually, they want it all back, if such a thing is possible in the download age.

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Wednesday 3 February 2010

Jacob Zuma: president of South Africa

Zuma Wedding Jacob Zuma has made no meaningful stamp on the history of South Africa.

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Monday 23 November 2009

What is a racist?

Living in South Africa, this is a much-overused term, derogatory, harking back to the Apartheid era. In my opinion, it indicates a strange paucity of the English language in a very necessary area.

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Tuesday 16 December 2008

Splitting South Africa's ANC party

Cope flag The African National Congress has led South Africa since 1994 - the start of majority rule. Disaffection with Jacob Zuma's recall of Thabo Mbeki has set an unwanted ball in motion - a potential split of the party before the next election.

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Monday 24 December 2007

Aftermath of Polokwane

Zuma T-Shirt The Polokwane conference was a triumph of process, and a disaster for results. Much negotiation remains to be done during the last 18 months of Mbeki's presidency.

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Thursday 29 November 2007

Zuma for President!

Jacob Zuma All the indications are that Jacob Zuma will be elected as ANC president at the 52nd annual ANC conference in Polokwane from December 16 through December 20.

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Wednesday 14 November 2007

ANC elections - the Eye of the Needle

ANC Logo The next president of South Africa will be chosen this December at the December ANC conference in Limpopo. This is a tiny subset of the electorate that make this important decision.

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Tuesday 20 March 2007

Leadership in Africa

The continent still has a way to go to transition from Kings to Leaders, and South Africa's president will change before the 2010 Soccer World Cup. On Human Rights Day, some thoughts on the process.

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