Carol Paton Deputy editor: Business Day

With the political scene totally dominated by the crisis in the ANC, the Gupta scandals and the race for a new ANC president, government and the work of government have dropped off the agenda.

The paralysis is palpable. It is widely understood that "nothing will happen before December", after which everything could change, including the president, the Cabinet, directors-general of departments and the roles and status of numerous senior public servants.

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