CHRIS ROPER: The lost art of the political insult

2022-01-21 04:21:00 PM

A good political takedown has become vanishingly rare in SA. It’s a bitter disappointment — not least because we have so few other measures for the performance of our politicians

A good political takedown has become vanishingly rare in SA. It’s a bitter disappointment — not least because we have so few other measures for the performance of our politicians, writes ChrisRoper.

A good political takedown has become vanishingly rare in SA. It’s a bitter disappointment — not least because we have so few other measures for the performance of our politicians

With so many other things crumbling around our ears — there’s the Post Office, Eskom, railways and roads, to name just a few on a very long list — it might seem a little weird to worry about how low the standards of political insult have fallen.But it’s become extraordinarily difficult to judge individual politicians by their actual performances, as even the good ones — there must be some good ones, right? — are mired in the quicksand of state capture (either they were beneficiaries of it, or they were screwed over by those who are)...

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20 January 2022 - 05:00 With so many other things crumbling around our ears — there’s the Post Office, Eskom, railways and roads, to name just a few on a very long list — it might seem a little weird to worry about how low the standards of political insult have fallen.JOHANNESBURG - The ongoing backlog audit by the Health Department has uncovered another 156 deaths linked to COVID-19 here on home soil.Eskom said an expected rise in spending on power supplied by independent producers, a carbon tax and coal procurement costs were the among the reasons it should be granted a 20.By - 19 January 2022 - 19:22 Gauteng led in terms of new Covid-19 infections recorded in the past day, the NICD said on Wednesday.

But it’s become extraordinarily difficult to judge individual politicians by their actual performances, as even the good ones — there must be some good ones, right? — are mired in the quicksand of state capture (either they were beneficiaries of it, or they were screwed over by those who are).. The fatalities take South Africa's known death toll to 93,707.. In real money terms this means electricity tariffs increased more than five-fold in 14 years. This article is free to read if you register or sign in. On the vaccine front, 29. If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue. The NICD also reported that there were 156 Covid-19 related deaths identified in the past day, but of these, 36 were in the past 24 to 48 hours.

. Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of #COVID19 mortality cases reported. The hearings process is set to conclude on Friday, after which Nersa has until February 25 to decide on the application.