The Running Commentary

Student crisis – leadership failures all round

  Wiser folk than me have spoken into the student crisis that has beset the universities in South Africa, this then is my view on a sub theme of the protests, namely lack of leadership.  I believe this situation best illustrates leadership in crisis on all sides. Lets begin with the definition of leadership and…

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Ground swell of change

There have been defining moments throughout history, in every culture, that have forever changed the balance of the country and indeed its citizens. The eradication of apartheid, for example, forever changed the course of South Africa. This change was critical and correct for the country, it was a crime to have apartheid in the first…

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Julius Malema – The charismatic leader continues

So after the fiasco that was parliament yesterday (#SONA 2015), I thought I would repost a piece I wrote in 2011 regarding Julius Malema. Clearly the ANC probably wishes that had dealt more swiftly with him back then, or do they? Some of me feels that the antics of the EFF fall squarely into Jacob…

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Racism and me……..

At the time I was conscripted in the defence force. I was sitting in my bungalow with a bunch of other troops as we watched……..

Charismatic leader and petulant child all wrapped in one – this is Julius Malema

One cannot deny his passion for his cause and save for the fact that he sees nothing wrong with living a life of luxury while “fighting for the poor” the man has appeal from a charisma point of view…….

Advertising is not the root of alcohol abuse……….

One can only assume that he holds the view that it is the advertising that causes folk to abuse the alcohol.

Pride and prosperity go hand in hand……..

You only need to see the body language of someone who is not employed to know that they are not walking around proud……..

We need a jobs agenda and nothing else…….

Our largest trading partner, in the form of China, with probably one of the worst human rights records, only has around 4.1% unemployment rate (urban)…..

Manyi, Government and accountability – the new oil and water mix…

“The cultural” response as the reason to him (Manyi) not apologising directly to coloured community of the Western Cape, smacks of a stuff you attitude

Julius Malema takes the words out of Jacob Zuma’s mouth….

His utterances are vile and despicable, he looks for popularity and controversy over the needs of the people……

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