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Cabinet a waste of taxes

May 11, 2009

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Justice Malala The Times May 10 2009Despite some inspired choices, jury still out on appointments IT IS worth remembering that former president Thabo Mbeki never fired a single member of his Cabinet except for those who threatened his grip on power. It is therefore a relief, after 10 years, to get a new Cabinet. Finally, […]

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Problems and uncertainties in SA´s Cabinet of compromises

May 11, 2009

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Anthony Butler Business Day, 11 May 2009 SELECTING a Cabinet appears deceptively easy. What could be more straightforward for a new president than to choose ministers on the basis of ability, experience, and ideology? Unfortunately, as President Jacob Zuma demonstrated yesterday, a president preparing a new team must make difficult compromises and take hard decisions […]

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