THICK END OF THE WEDGE
PETER BRUCE: Fate of Jiba and Mrwebi an easy decision
In spite of the president having moved slower on issues the public might want to see resolved faster, he remains the best hope for leading our nation
I have been amused by recent efforts by the right or centre of our political spectrum to portray their publications or institutions as part of a great effort to ensure proper and fair debate in SA on what we are doing wrong and how we fix it. It’s a battle between liberals of the right and left. In March, it was the Institute of Race Relations inviting David Bullard to a seminar at the University of Stellenbosch to prove it was a champion of free speech, even though the keynote address ended up calling the people it disagreed with (me, basically) "utterly mad". And a moment ago I got an e-mail from James Myburgh, the publisher of Politicsweb, telling me that while he was committed to telling the truth, he was nevertheless keen to hear all sides of a story. "We are and have always been committed to giving all sides a fair hearing even, and indeed especially, to those with whom we may most seriously disagree," he intones. Well, ever since I said here two weeks ago that I was going to...