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@rpm, could we use the Community Fund to collect a bribe so Poison Ivy slips on her banana peel more imminently than 2009/2010?Matsepe-Casaburri delivered her budget vote speech today and afterwards confirmed what many observers expected for some time – that she will step down as Communications Minister after the 2009 elections.
I thought he emigrated after the two colloquia and his 6..8 weeks promise, is he still around and still the DMoC?Don't discount Roy Padayachie.
I thought he emigrated after the two colloquia and his 6..8 weeks promise, is he still around and still the DMoC?
I'm sure he probably did get bitch slapped by Poison Ivy and probably Stalin-Mafole as well - a few times - how dare he spoil their fun.I believe he got slapped down horribly by Ivy for showing too much chutzpah but he's still there, waiting to emerge from Ivy's not insignificant shadow. I don't know if he is regarded as a Zuma man or an Mbeki man, but I keep hearing his name mentioned as a candidate to take over from her Ivyness.
Even Stalin-Mafolethat would be excellent - i have enjoyed interacting with him and suspect that he will shine
to be real tho - i'll take anyone rather than that sleepy cassawari
The Minister confirmed that she was not asked to be part of the new government and indicated that she will spend her time focusing on non-governmental work.
afaik she is not really that keen on the job and more enthusiastic about taking up a role in international telecoms affairs (which she has been involved in before)
my guess would be that we will get someone who is not a *natural* at communications. when a new emperor representing a new "faction" comes to the power (and this seems particularly true of Jacob Zuma (and George Bush...)) there is a need to reward loyalty/be politically expedient by handing out cabinet positions or deputy-ministerships. this is how we got marthinus van schalkwyk as minister of environmental affairs and tourism etc etc
sadly communications is often viewed as a non-core ministry (unlike e.g. DTI, Finance) and the position of Minister is accordingly often given without consideration for direct competence