Professor Susan Booysen brings an academic’s unjaundiced eye to the current situation in South Africa with some astute observations about our current state of flux in which the willingness and ability of the ruling party to return to its original core values are in question.
His detractors, and those of the DA, will say that whatever Gareth van Onselen, Head of Politics and Governance at the Institute of Race Relations, (IRR), says must be taken from whence it comes, referring to his historic DA links.
Politicians love to promise their voters that they are something new and different. It’s rarely true. For the most part, politicians build on the work of their predecessors. Truly transformative leaders are few and far between.
It’s a fascinating postulation by Professor Raymond Suttner. Fraud and racketeering-accused Jacob Zuma is playing the conspiracy victim card just like he did at his rape trial in the final Mbeki years.