Load shedding becomes an election weapon; SA should denounce Putin’s praise for Hitler; and love in the AI age

Load shedding becomes an election weapon; SA should denounce Putin’s praise for Hitler; and love in the AI age

The use of load shedding as a pointed election weapon; unpacking the effects of ICJ’s Gaza genocide case; and the good, bad, and ugly of AI in dating apps.

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  • Glyn Morgan says:

    “Load shedding becomes an election weapon”. Anybody who thought that it was NOT an election weapon is delusional!

    For people without solar it is the number one election factor. Along from all the rest.

  • No comment from Pres Ramaphosa or someone in his government on the death of Alexei Navalny ?

    • Libby De Villiers says:

      One wonders how Biko, or any of the fallen struggle heroes, would have felt about this.
      Does the ANC condone this atrocity and admire Hitler? How do they reconcile their attitude with their middle eastern policy? How is one dictator and mass murderer fine and the other not? How is the total absence of human rights acceptable in some countries and not in others?
      I suppose being a colony of Russia makes it difficult to criticise.

  • Rae Earl says:

    Eskom, Prasa, Denel, SAA, SABC, Post Office, are all usable election weapons. So is the state of most municipalities. But what hope is there when the arch architect of corruption and destruction Jacob Zuma, launches a new party to an adoring black community. The same community now living in abject poverty thanks in part to his treasonous selling of South Africa to a family from India. All those powerful election weapons count for nought because too many voters ignore the shockingly bad treatment they get from the ANC and EFF. How on Earth can people possibly vote for Zuma, Ramaphosa, and Malema?

  • Frederick Williams says:

    Mr Mbeki, you make valid and hard hitting writing, exposing the rot of governance, the criminal and selfserving leaders, but why only now, its not as if we are living in fear of being punished or jailed as being done in Russia, North Korea, China to some extent(probably more, than we know of), but yours is the voice, and other influencers that should have come to the fore, demanding that the public, institutions of influence, stop the rot, when it started, how is it that our constution, cannot ‘impeach’ (is that the correct term) , or some form of law, which can outlaw a leader or minister, municipal nanager etc, when they fail outright to govern efficiently. This sounds ludicrous, but what state capture (also a mild word) ,has caused for the rape of this countrys resources, the complete breakdown of functioning goverance, criminals let loose, yes, and apartheid will be the scapegoat for another 30 years or 300, for convenience, for an array of newbies, hunger for power, there’s an oldie already flexing his muscles, poised for a comeback, hungry. We’ve have been on this precipice for to long, not long fir the final nudge.

  • mangisik says:

    Your opinion on “Putin’s love for Hitler”, remains, but your own. Why should the rest of us agree with your interpretation?

  • Michael Bowes says:

    How about this? Zuma’s MK has more friends at Eskom power stations than Ramadonothing has…..Follow me for more interesting nightmares……….

  • Robynne Budden says:

    No comment

  • Ray Jones says:

    The ANC Government stories on the likes of leaking boiler tubes and being back on line within two weeks is a myth. It can take upto 3 months, as a turn around repair time. The whole con of Blackouts is about manipulation of people and power over them. Totally a Communist ideology and one only has to read Stalins 7 ideals, which the ANC live by.

    • Paul Caiger says:

      Agree. PW was at least right about there being a communist behind every bush and that SA was the target of a total onslaught by the communists. Well they were behind the bushes , and they did arrived in the colours of the ANC , and the country has been assaulted into oblivion and they still have Russia as their ally and friend and they are still sleeping withe the SA Communist Party and dance to the tune of the socialist unions. It feels like we are still stuck in the preglasnost era.

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