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Cell C’s chief executive Jose dos Santos is no blushing violet. The sports-car driving bossman lives at the opposite end of the spectrum to reserved predecessor Alan Knott-Craig. Dos Santos is not afraid to push the envelope. But that can be rather career limiting in this increasingly PC era. The trouble for the flamboyant is that social media has made going public a lot more, well, public. A relatively contained interview on Cliff Central has suddenly exploded into the public domain, sparked by some Donald Trump-like gaffes. Dos Santos’s reference to females possessing a “bitch-switch” says a lot about his world view. Ditto a disclosure that Miss SA finalists are offered “internships” at the company because it is good for male morale. Laddish comments that raise a chuckle around the braai aren’t quite as witty when exposed more widely. – Alec Hogg
By Gareth van Zyl
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