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Even idiots respect Albert Einstein. And understand that mankind quotes the Master Scientist so often because most of what he had to say makes sense. One of Einstein’s best is his definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is the reference point which leads many rational South Africans to describe their country’s political leadership as lunatics. Among them the underwhelming Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who somehow believes simply saying millions of jobs will be created makes it so. At his shoulder is once highly rated Home Affairs head Malusi Gigaba, who is blinkered when it comes to the destruction wrought by his impractical new Visa laws. Gigaba appears incapable of joining the dots. Warren Buffett talks of the ABC of business – Arrogance, Bureaucracy and Complacency. The ABCs are even more cataclysmic when applied in the public sector. – Alec Hogg
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.