Sometimes you just have to take a breather, you know — see the world; meet new people. After all, there is only so much one can learn from people whose backbones are so limp they flip-flop at every turn and on every issue they claim to stand for. Take our dear president, Cyril Ramaphosa. For the past six months he has been telling us that the ANC will expropriate land without compensation. From the day he came back from the ANC’s December conference he has been beating that drum like a Boy Scout. "We are going to address the land question and we’re going to take land without compensation in the interest of our people," he told the party’s land summit a couple of months ago. Well, last week Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini threatened fire and brimstone if anyone touched his Ingonyama Trust land, which comprises about 30% of KwaZulu-Natal. The king makes a tidy R100m a year from rentals on the land. That’s over and above the R65m we budget for him every year. Anyway, after the king’s thr...

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