It’s a great time to be alive in SA. SA Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane, who allegedly allowed Jacob Zuma and the Guptas to dodge taxes and jump the Vat repayments queue, has been suspended. Thank you, Cyril Ramaphosa. In three months Ramaphosa has done more than Zuma did in nine years in power. What Zuma broke, he is fixing. Eskom: being fixed. Business confidence: check. Ratings agencies: tackled. Sars: in motion. I am waiting patiently for Zuma’s National Prosecuting Authority lapdog, Shaun Abrahams, to wave goodbye. It will happen. Happy days. It’s totally different from a year ago, at the height of the Zuma madness. This time last year Pravin Gordhan was fired from cabinet. Now he is back and Moody’s has given us the thumbs up. So, I wondered, did the depressing national mood have an effect on my palate? Did I give some restaurants bad reviews because Zuma was making me depressed? Did I give some restaurants great reviews this year simply because I was on such a ...

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