Mandy Wiener

Beyond the green shoots...don't ignore the red flags

2019-08-11 07:59

South Africa is in a dire state, says Mandy Wiener. President Cyril Ramaphosa and those in his inner circle can’t be oblivious to these red flags dominating the desolate landscape of the country at the moment. What we need now more than ever is strong leadership, beyond dreams of fast trains and hi-tech smart cities.

A state in depression? Finding the green shoots in SA

2019-08-02 05:00

South Africa is in a depressed state. The outlook is grim and questions about the current climate are rich with cynicism and doubt. But there is hope yet, writes Mandy Wiener.

The Proteas should take a leaf out of President Ramaphosa's book

2019-06-26 05:00

The Proteas' apparent lackadaisical approach to the World Cup and Faf du Plessis's view of life carrying on afterwards have been disappointing. They should take a leaf out of President Ramaphosa's book, writes Mandy Wiener.

With great (social media) power, comes great responsibility

2019-06-05 12:02

Tweeters like Panyaza Lesufi and journalists such as myself need to be extra careful about how we wield the superpower of social influence, writes Mandy Wiener.

Police must police, not play politics

2019-04-10 09:09

Ideally, there should be legislation in place that prevents the minister from interfering in the work of the police. After all, the minister is a political appointee without any policing experience, writes Mandy Wiener.

 

 

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Mystical bewitchings or political conspiracies? Why are so many politicians being 'poisoned'?

2019-06-13 11:36

Whether politicians are referring to scientific poisoning or mystical bewitchings, we deserve to know more about allegations of poisoning including who was responsible and the motive for their actions, writes Mandy Wiener.

Whether you believe Arthur Fraser or Sydney Mufamadi, 'The Farm' is a mess

2019-05-17 14:08

The country's intelligence agencies have been grossly abused and manipulated. The end result is that we cannot trust that our state security is acting with objectivity and integrity, writes Mandy Wiener.

So what if I don't watch Game of Thrones?

2019-04-17 08:10

Personally, I prefer fact to fiction and it sounds like all the intrigue, drama and politics of Game of Thrones is our everyday news cycle anyway, writes Mandy Wiener.

Trying not to lose it over load shedding

2019-03-22 11:54

We need to talk about the mental health impact that load shedding is having on us as a collective. It's not something that is always top of mind or easy to do but we can't ignore it, writes Mandy Wiener.

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'He loved to be feared' - A reminder of who apartheid hitman Ferdi Barnard is

2019-03-07 16:01

If you really want to understand apartheid era hit man Ferdi Barnard, who is officially being released on full parole, you have to turn to the pages of Jacques Pauw’s chilling book 'Into the heart of Darkness', writes Mandy Wiener.

Jiba, why should we believe you?

2019-02-22 06:01

Appealing to sentiment won't be enough to convince the fed up general public that Nomgcobo Jiba had nothing to do with the largescale destruction of the prosecuting authority, writes Mandy Wiener.

Why allegations of corruption against the judiciary are alarming

2019-02-06 12:52

The claim that a magistrate could be on the take, or could have been captured, has to be considered one of the gravest allegations to emerge from the state capture inquiry so far, writes Mandy Wiener.

After years of failure, 2019 is the time for justice

2019-01-07 08:24

Over the course of 2018, President Ramaphosa successfully began the tedious, laborious process of clearing out the rot and replacing the leadership of the justice system. Now it's time to put it to work, writes Mandy Wiener.

Sunshine is the best antiseptic – NDPP interviews an inquiry into NPA capture

2018-11-18 08:00

Over three days of gruelling interviews of candidates to run the prosecuting authority this week, the process seemed more like an inquiry into the state of the NPA than an interview for a director, writes Mandy Wiener.

World's 'most wanted' expose SA as safe haven for criminals

2018-11-08 10:20

There is a reason that many of the world's most wanted criminals seek refuge in South Africa, adopting pseudonyms and living comfortable lives without popping onto local authorities' radar, writes Mandy Wiener.

Jeff Radebe's oversight of NDPP appointment undermines its integrity

2018-10-23 08:09

President Cyril Ramaphosa has done all the right things to ensure that the selection of the new NDPP is as independent and objective as possible. Except for one thing, writes Mandy Wiener.

It's time to start rebuilding the criminal justice system

2018-10-11 15:14

Over the past fortnight, it has seemed as though the pendulum within the criminal justice system has begun to swing back, writes Mandy Wiener.

The McBride mess is more complicated than good vs bad

2019-03-03 06:19

To distill the standoff between Robert McBride and Bheki Cele into a good guy being stopped from bringing down the bad guys because of political intervention is a bit far-fetched, writes Mandy Wiener.

Breathing life into the Scorpions: The right thing to do but a mighty challenge

2019-02-08 08:43

Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement to create the Scorpions 2.0 is the most exciting development in the fight against corruption in a decade. But making it a reality is going to be a mighty challenge, writes Mandy Wiener.

When the consigliere sings: What to do with Angelo Agrizzi?

2019-01-18 06:00

When an insider who is complicit and guilty of committing crimes themselves decides to turn on his partners, what do you do with their evidence, asks Mandy Wiener.

Justice must be seen to be done in state capture cases

2018-11-29 17:50

Top of the new NDPP's priority list must be to ensure that justice is not only done in state capture cases, but that justice is also seen to be done, writes Mandy Wiener.

Excelsior! Stan Lee's death reminds us we need his superheroes more than ever

2018-11-14 06:00

What Stan Lee's death most leads us to reflect upon is how desperate we are in this day and age for saviours, for heroes to come to the rescue and for good to triumph over evil, writes Mandy Wiener.

Jiba and Mrwebi suspended: What it means for Ramaphosa and the NPA

2018-10-25 17:44

The NPA has been badly scarred by years of political infighting and factionalism and Jiba and Mrwebi have been central characters in this drama, writes Mandy Wiener.

Mariette Venter, VBS and the resistance against the looting of the state

2018-10-17 12:26

Mariette Venter doesn’t like the limelight. You’ve probably never heard her name but she emerges as one of the heroes in advocate Terry Motau's report on VBS bank, writes Mandy Wiener

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