Snippets #1

I can’t get this quote out of my head currently: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned… Continue reading Snippets #1


Brexit and South Africa

In the light of South Africa’s new republic status I thought that we could enter into a trade agreement with UK for the export of bananas but do we have to wait two years before UK law will allow SA shaped ones to be allowed in? Britain’s looming exit from the EU and presumably from… Continue reading Brexit and South Africa


First published 1 Dec 2015 More on SAA. In a recent newsletter I mentioned that certain people were having a Dudu while the chairperson was renegotiating leases/purchases. Then the 19 November Business Day reported SAA as saying that it was ‘implementing a policy to set aside 30% of its procurement for small and black business… Continue reading SAA#2


First published 19 Nov 2015 (With acknowledgements to Business Day). SAA, now under Treasury supervision, had a contract to lease five A330s from Airbus. CEO Dudu Myeni, solely off her own bat, tells Airbus this is to be renegotiated to a sale by Airbus to an unnamed third party, apparently with severe consequences for cashflow and… Continue reading SAA#1