Ismail Lagardien mistakes the Daily Friend, an online media platform published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), for the institute’s website and goes on to mistake the sentiments of a columnist published on the platform as the institute’s opinion (America First and ‘economy first’ are not the only options (, April 28).

This is akin to him asking BusinessLive readers to take his own opinions as those of the publisher, Arena Holdings. In his column, Lagardien cites — though without naming him — Daily Friend columnist Ivo Vegter, taking issue with his view that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has grown “fat, authoritarian and ineffective”...

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