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Alcohol isn’t the problem, the ANC government is

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Executive editor: opinions and analysis

On Sunday evening I fumbled with a link to the Bafana Bafana game. I assumed the match would be televised live, but it wasn’t.

Bareng-Batho Kortjaas (aka BBK, Madala), the larger than life Sunday Times sports editor, came to my rescue. He had shared a YouTube link close to kickoff. It worked but I wasn’t happy with the lack of sound. I got up, poured myself a stiff one, and tried another streaming site. It took a couple of minutes to upload, but by the time I finally got the streaming right, with clear visuals and sound (though no commentary) Bafana were already a goal down. It went downhill from there.

Not that I expected much from a national team that has been mediocre long enough for us to know that its story always ends in tears. It still hurts to see them perform so badly. They are South African flag carriers after all. A witty fellow once posted a collage on Twitter of an ANC logo, a Kaizer Chiefs badge, and a picture of Bafana; below it he wrote: “the heartbreak combo”. I cackled...

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