Opinion 19.9.2018 12:36 pm

China may be teaching the ANC a thing or two about controlling us

The world’s most populous country made headlines for its recent R370bn ‘gift’ to SA. A version of its 200 million cameras may also be heading our way.

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China may be teaching the ANC a thing or two about controlling us
China may be teaching the ANC a thing or two about controlling us

China may be teaching the ANC a thing or two about controlling us

The world’s most populous country made headlines for its recent R370bn ‘gift’ to SA. A version of its 200 million cameras may also be heading our way.

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