I was highly amused by Enoch Godongwana’s article, but have to hand it to him: he is a good spin doctor for the ANC. The term spin doctor comes from the technique of putting a different interpretation or slant on a situation or event to promote your own agenda or argument. For instance, he states that Moody’s Investors Service maintained our sovereign credit rating at investment grade and attributes this to the reforms introduced by President Cyril Ramaphosa since taking office. My take on it is that Moody’s has deferred a decision on our credit rating until after the elections to see if the promised structural reforms touted by all and sundry will be implemented. One paragraph in particular illustrates the writer’s expertise in this field: “Our government, led by the ANC, has put SA firmly on the road to recovery by presenting clear plans that have already begun to achieve results.” Yet I have not heard of any clear plans, only election-speak. Meanwhile, our predicted rate of GDP g...

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