SAA what? Why Gordhan’s suddenly gone soft

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SAA what? Why Gordhan’s suddenly gone soft

His Sunday Times op-ed on SAA was baffling until the intended readership became depressingly clear

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I don’t blame you if you missed it. You were probably trying to pick a mood that best reflected living in a country that, at the same moment, is home to Miss Universe and is staging a staggered retreat from the international community, a retreat still euphemistically called “load shedding”. I don’t know. Maybe the two events complemented each other. After all, stars shine more brightly in the dark.

Either way, it’s possible that Pravin Gordhan’s op-ed in the Sunday Times passed you by.

If it did, you missed nothing. Indeed, most of Gordhan’s piece – an explanation of why SAA has been crash-landed, upside down and on fire, rather than being flown nose-first into the sea – was truly baffling...

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