The expression that a prophet is not without honour except in his hometown perfectly fits the conduct of the SA government, which has a history of not supporting its citizens when running for global leadership positions.

The latest casualty of the state’s unseemly conduct is SA businessperson and labour guru, Mthunzi Mdwaba, who is in the running to become the next director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

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