Columns 7.9.2018 08:30 am

Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions

Rouseff’s Operation Car Wash, which targets both corrupt politicians and businesspeople who buy them up, has brought hope but destroyed Lula.

On Sunday, Brazil’s top electoral court ruled that “Lula” – former president Luiz Inacio da Silva – cannot run in the presidential election this October.

Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions
Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions

Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions

Rouseff’s Operation Car Wash, which targets both corrupt politicians and businesspeople who buy them up, has brought hope but destroyed Lula.

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Questions remain over Vincent Smith and Bosasa

Smith definitely has questions to answer about his relationship with Bosasa, a company which does billions of rands of business with the government.
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Ramaphosa is facing his biggest test

The problems the country faces are deep and serious. Now, he must make unpopular decisions – like cutting the civil service.
Ramaphosa is playing the long game
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Ramaphosa is playing the long game

We should not blame him for keeping certain Zuma adherents in his Cabinet. He knows their time is coming – in 2019 when he starts his own term of office.
The rise in human trafficking must be curbed
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The rise in human trafficking must be curbed

Government will launch task forces for everything under the sun, so when are they going to do something to combat the rise of traffickers?
The reality about farming in SA is food for thought
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The reality about farming in SA is food for thought

There is a worrying danger that our food producers may quit simply because they can no longer make a living off the land.
Mayors ‘listen’, but voters are watching
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Mayors ‘listen’, but voters are watching

We know that elections are coming and politicians’ sweet words seldom translate into real improvements for voters.
Let’s all be active citizens and build this country
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Let’s all be active citizens and build this country

Each community, including those which may appear dysfunctional, has that ability to make things better.
There’s no place like home
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There’s no place like home

What’s left to come home to? A friendly response from passport officers at our airports, a beaming tour bus operator, neighbours and our pups.
EFF: Mobsters or revolutionaries?
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EFF: Mobsters or revolutionaries?

EFF members, following the example of the leadership, espouse and practise violence when it is needed to get their way.
Women are half of SA’s resources
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Women are half of SA’s resources

We will not progress as a nation if we continue to sideline or ignore half of our population because they are women.
Fact is, old rockers never die
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Fact is, old rockers never die

I was thinking about Granma Spice, Geriatric Spice, Zombie Spice, Dried Spice and Push-up Spice. And I mean that with the utmost admiration.
Sometimes, DA, just shut up
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Sometimes, DA, just shut up

In the hours after a little boy’s body was found decomposing in a ditch, the DA should have resisted their almost automatic urge by now to just blame the ANC.
Facebook? Bury your face in a book instead
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Facebook? Bury your face in a book instead

Hardy souls in different parts of the world are giving up social media in all its forms for the 30 days of September.
Let’s hope action is taken against Gupta cronies
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Let’s hope action is taken against Gupta cronies

The Guptas’ scandals and claims of their involvement with Zuma and company are nothing new.
No accountability from ministers fuels public fury
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No accountability from ministers fuels public fury

If only South African ministers could take a leaf out of Bulgaria’s book.
SA athletes carry the torch internationally
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SA athletes carry the torch internationally

It’s refreshing to see South African athletes Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga shining on the world stage while other codes are struggling.
Jaundiced Eye: Darwin Awards is an arena where SA can shine
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Jaundiced Eye: Darwin Awards is an arena where SA can shine

We might not do brilliantly at the Olympics. We don’t win the Maths Olympiads or the World Chess Championships. But at being terminally dumb…
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Singling out minorities for special opprobrium is unacceptable

The less able you are to attract support using good governance and policies, the more likely your bigotry will show.
The ANC is not fixing what was broken in North West
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The ANC is not fixing what was broken in North West

While they engage in power struggles, state coffer looting and concealment of criminal cadres we will never move forward.
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Orchids and Onions: Flag Bearer ads have a happy taste, for real

Politicians need to learn that they are not the story. So, City of Joburg, you get this week’s Onion for unnecessary ego-stroking.
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Protect SA water from mining deal

The case is critically important for the environmental future of SA, as it pits the supposed job-creating mining industry against nature.
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Themba Maseko is truly one of the good guys

He has reminded us that there are government employees who still believe they are there to help give ordinary South Africans a better life.
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The high seas need to get fishy again

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Get experts to do any job properly

We need government for the people by the people. Not government for the party by politicians.
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Cyril’s Trump rant smacks of Mugabe

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