The lack of direction of our government came under the spotlight this week, with our best politicians swooshing around Washington, Beijing and Pretoria. While public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan was in China, deputy minister Obed Bapela felt the need to boast about donating classrooms and shoes to needy children.

This in the same week the auditor-general criticised the department in parliament for being an ineffective shareholder representative...

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