Among the things we’ve learnt this week, perhaps we should add that South Africans love a good speech. The value of having an eloquent and assured leader in times of crises cannot be overestimated.

Considering the rambling leader of the US, we can count ourselves lucky having Cyril Ramaphosa at the helm. If only we could say the same about Ramaphosa’s supporting cast. Perhaps, as he faces other challenges, he might consider speaking directly and more often to the people of SA, as Donald Trump does with his Twitter rants...

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