No amount of champagne, cakes or booze-fuelled parties can mask the reality of the what the ANC has become.
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Beyond the physical well-being of our medical staff, we also need to worry about how they are going to get through the next few weeks as cases are expected to surge, writes Mandy Wiener.
It would be a good idea for government to let us hear from the scientists and not the politicians. We need to hear from those experts - the epidemiologists and doctors that are advising the politicians, writes Mandy Wiener.
Bruwer had testified in court in White River that both he and the prosecutor on the case feared for their lives on a daily basis. It is almost impossible to measure the cost and loss of an individual like Lt. Col. Bruwer in the fight against crime, writes Mandy Wiener.
The proposal is enormously controversial and seemingly being shot down by the public and correctly so, but often when such radical ideas are given time to marinate, they become more palatable, writes Mandy Wiener.
It's evident that authorities released him into society before he should have been and that once he was released, they lost track of his whereabouts, writes Mandy Wiener.
The impression that he is indecisive seems to be in direct contrast to a recently released Ipsos survey which shows that Ramaphosa is still very popular as a leader, writes Mandy Wiener.
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This is a shared responsibility for all of us. In South Africa, we have a long and strong history of an active civic society. This was at its most robust during the state capture period when organisations stepped into the breach when the country’s leadership failed us, writes Mandy Wiener.
In the face of a threat such as these, people tend to stick to their own and distance themselves from the unknown. It's almost apocalyptical, writes Mandy Wiener.
They're so busy trying to keep the unions on-side, keep business confident and not tip the other half of the ANC off the edge, that leading the country is a precarious balancing act, writes Mandy Wiener.
A large part of Batohi’s job has been about winning over the public and restoring confidence in the organisation. It is about the optics. Her media strategy has been questionable, creating the impression that she is overwhelmed, writes Mandy Wiener.
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There is only so much the executive can do to assure citizens and prospective investors that there is change and that there is no room for the corrupt and crooked. An effective, efficient and independent NPA bringing the high profile state capture accused to book, will have a massive effect on public sentiment, writes Mandy Wiener.
Public sentiment is once again firmly against the suits running the game and a diabolical media approach has entrenched that feeling. Five journalists had their accreditation revoked at the Mzansi Super Leagues games in Cape Town and Joburg last weekend. Sponsors are unhappy and independent directors are resigning, writes Mandy Wiener.
Treasury's money would be best spent, in the eyes of the public at least, on paying for top class, competent, qualified investigators and prosecutors to go after the crooked and corrupt, writes Mandy Wiener.
My experience is that pregnancies and the toll of raising small children can wear one down physically, writes Mandy Wiener.
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.
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.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been playing the long game, patiently waiting for his strategy to pay off. And pay off it is starting to do, writes Mandy Wiener.
Sources within both organisations say relations are poor, undermined by distrust and a fight for control of cases. To a degree, this is hampering investigations into complex commercial crimes but overall, insiders say things are happening and the wheels are turning. Action is happening, writes Mandy Wiener.
Mandy Wiener says that watching the Springbok victory at the Rugby World Cup with her 5-year-old son provided many lessons, not just for herself and her child, but for all of us, and President Cyril Ramaphosa in particular.
While the government and the president have been at pains to show that they care about gender based violence, they have failed to demonstrate that the system works for targets of rape and sexual assault, writes Mandy Wiener.
There are obvious similarities between the deaths of Gavin Watson and Brett Kebble. But there is no hard evidence to suggest that there was foul play involved in Watson's accident, writes Mandy Wiener.
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.
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.
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.
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