Peter Bruce Columnist

Well, the election’s over. Thank goodness for that. Now we wait for the results and the inevitable duplicitous horse-trading that might go on if coalitions need to be formed anywhere, whether in national or provincial government. No party will tell you what they’re thinking or doing. And they’ll always have perfectly reasonable-sounding explanations for getting into bed with people they were denouncing as the devils incarnate just last week. They’re done with you. They can do what they like now for another five years. Feels good, huh? But don’t worry, I have news. There is a list floating around, (of course there’s a list floating around), of what Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet might look like, assuming the Institute of Race Relations polling has been a bit off and the ANC gets a solid mandate in the days ahead. It’s quite exciting, which is probably a good reason for not believing it. But it is only 25 members strong and contains neither Bathabile Dlamini nor Nomvula Mokonyane. I ca...

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