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South Africa cries with laughter – the power of satire

When you publicly shame or satirise somebody who is vulnerable, that’s bullying. When you do the same to elite ‘untouchable’ politicians, it’s shielding, safeguarding and protecting of the general public, while deservedly bringing them down a few notches. Which is why politicians so quickly suffer a sense of humour failure. For a gentle example, imagine…

How will South Africa succeed? ANC, EWC need to be beaten – Frans Cronjé
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How will South Africa succeed? ANC, EWC need to be beaten – Frans Cronjé

He may be the outgoing CEO of the Institute of Race Relations, but Frans Cronjé always has fascinating insights into the future workings of South Africa. During the height of the civil unrest that gripped parts of South Africa in July, Cronjé told BizNews that he and the IRR had been warning against this for…

South Africa eases lockdown restrictions – moving the country to alert level 2
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South Africa eases lockdown restrictions – moving the country to alert level 2

(Bloomberg) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a bid to revive an economy reeling from the effects of the pandemic and a week of deadly riots. The move to virus alert level 2 from level 3 comes as Covid-19 infections drop and will allow for greater activity in an economy…

South Africa: Where to from here? – Magnus Heystek, Claude Baissac weigh in
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South Africa: Where to from here? – Magnus Heystek, Claude Baissac weigh in

The recent looting and civil unrest in parts of South Africa has raised a number of concerns. Listen in on this excerpt from a BizNews webinar, featuring Brenthurst Wealth Management‘s Magnus Heystek and Claude Baissac of Eunomix. Together with Alec Hogg, the group concentrate on what to do with your money – and where to…