Oct 18, 2021

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Are we now seeing the real Cyril? Plus five highlights from ‘Vrye Weekblad’

What’s behind Cyril 2.0 and where has this guy gone since 2018?

The Cyril Ramaphosa of the last few months is the president we have been waiting for for more than two years: determined, determined and without patience for garbage.

He substituted his strongest supporter in the cabinet, Gwede Mantashe, by stating that the platform for private power generation would be increased from 10 MW to 100 MW.

< p> He fixed the chaos in our ports by setting up a new port authority. The managing stake in SAA has been sold to a private company and further privatizations are in preparation.

Ramaphosa has repeatedly expressed its impatience with bureaucracy over the past few weeks. This delay is like a disease stifling economic growth.

The state needs to cut the time it takes to get things done by half, said the president.

His remarks about what is in his own party were just as harsh.

The use of incompetent cadres must end. The claim is a massive problem. The ANC cannot be sacrificed at the altar of thugs. The house of the ANC is on fire and all members must come with their buckets of water, he said.

But why now?

What is the explanation for this awakening? What happened to the long game?

The only explanation is that he was waiting to get the upper hand in the NEC and other structures of the ANC. And that’s what happened.

Read more about it and more news and analysis in this week’s Vrye Weekblad.

Must-read articles in this week’s Vrye Weekblad < / h2>

>> Browse the full issue from June 25th

UNClosed deal | The modernization of 1 military hospital in Thaba Tshwane and the military hospitals in Cape Town and Bloemfontein started in 2005, but the work is not yet complete. The army is keeping rumors of lavish spending and other forms of corruption secret.

FUNNY NOT FUNNY | President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office tried to get his “joke” about his “iPad stolen” , but in a crime-ridden country it was a non-presidential statement.

ANGRY SA | What makes South Africans so angry? It is unwise to ignore the brooding discontent on the far side of the political spectrum.

WAS PW RIGHT TO THE RED? | Who were the only whites who were welcomed into the ANC and recognized as comrades? asks Koos Kombuis. Only those who followed or appeared to be following a particular philosophy. It was not enough to be against apartheid. You had to support the revolution. You had to smell red.

OF LOST BABIES | It is every journalist’s greatest fear: You write about the first woman who ever gave birth to 10 babies at once, but after the publication the babies are no longer to be found. Our resident satirist understands this dilemma and has great news of her own!