The Running Commentary


A splinter in the ANC’s eye!

Gwede Mantashe is quoted as calling the rumour split a splinter. I am not sure if this is to try to down play the fact that some of the top leadership of the ANC appear to be moving to form a new political party. Clearly the talk of the imminent formation of a new party…

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Opposition Politics kicking into gear

I read this morning that the opposition political parties in the Western Cape Province are looking to creating an alliance to ensure that the Western Cape, after next years elections, remains out of the hands of the ANC. I think that while this is laudable in that it ensure some sort of accountability in terms of the ruling…

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Manto no longer minister of health!!

Out of some controversy some real hope is restored. The garlic salesmen are going to be up in arms, but the good news from Motlanthe cabinet announcement is that Manto has been moved from the Health portfolio. Hopefully this will create the platform for serious intervention to solve the HIV Aids pandemic that this country…

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