South Africa

In pictures: SONA – the glitz, gaffes and gall

By Greg Nicolson 14 February 2014

Parliament was officially opened for 2014 on Thursday evening. It was President Jacob Zuma’s last State of the Nation address of his first term and the final Kgalema Motlanthe will attend as Deputy President. GREG NICOLSON was there to see the glitz, gaffes, and gall.



Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old' when I would never call him 'short and fat?' Oh well I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!" ~ Donald J Trump