CHRIS ROPER: The lost art of the political insult

2022-01-23 06:49:00 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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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)..5%.. While the coach's fate will be determined in the coming weeks, if not months, the Proteas on Friday seemed entirely unaffected by the behind the scenes drama as they again outplayed India in near boiling conditions. This article is free to read if you register or sign in. But the proposal comes at an inopportune time for pandemic-hit consumers and businesses as they struggle to absorb a 40% rise in fuel prices and another 15% increase in electricity prices in 2021. If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue. The funds will be used to accelerate the country’s Covid-19 response aimed at protecting the poor and vulnerable from the adverse socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic, the Treasury said in a statement.

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