On July 25 2000, the night the Concorde crashed shortly after taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport  in Paris, I was a guest of Harry and Bridget Oppenheimer at their sumptuous beachside home outside Durban.  

The purpose of the dinner was to explain to one of the most significant economic players in SA’s history, and certainly the most generous funder of the liberal opposition, the recently announced merger of the liberal Democratic Party with its historical nemesis, the New National Party (New NP)...

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