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Category: Political

Political
Is Maimane A Leader To Be Reckoned With?

Following on from my previous article (read here) in which I concluded that “supporting the ANC – as opposed to the DA or EFF – is probably the shortest route to a more successful South Africa, but it is also the quickest and shortest route to a dismal failure”, it is only fair to also […]

Political
Julius Sello Malema – A Leader To Watch

While describing the importance of seeing the big picture in today’s complex world to leaders of a large mining house, I used the opportunity to emphasise that most of their employee base either follow Julius Sello Malema or watch him with keen interest, which means it would be wise for them to understand him – […]

Leader Profiles & Insights
More on Kgalema Motlanthe – Handling Power

Of former President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe, Mathews Phoza says: “He is a very deep thinker. He examines everything properly before he opens his mouth. He is a very kind man; a clever leader.” Another described him as ‘widely admired’, which is too often, regrettably, uncommon for politicians. Most polished politicians can make one […]

Learning From The Wisdom Of Former President Kgalema Motlanthe

The leadership conversation held with former State President Kgalema Motlanthe on the Leadership Platform Show on CliffCentral.com on Monday 18 May was a vibrant testimony of the merit of such conversations with participating experienced seamless leaders. He is a man of great dignity and wisdom and we could all learn from him. You are invited […]

The SONA Saga

I, of course, watched the State of the Nation with keen interest. And yes, even though I am a passionate South African and interested in what the President had to say, my interest levels were higher this time round. If I am honest with myself I wanted to see what Julius Malema would do; how […]

Political
Thuli Madonsela – Advocate and Leader

Winston Churchill uttered these wise words: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that […]

Business
A Dialogue with Zwelinzima Vavi

We had a fascinating leadership conversation with Zwelinzima Vavi recently on CliffCentral Leadership Platform. I have met many leaders from different spheres of society. Surprisingly few of them have presence, or gravitas. Vavi has this, with his tall physique and authentic confidence to back it up. From the moment he walked into the CliffCentral studios […]

CliffCentral Show
Jay Naidoo on CliffCentral Leadership Platform

With some people it seems as though life, or its not-so-distant affiliate destiny, deliberately positions them at certain places, in front of certain people, at specific times. Jay Naidoo, our special guest on CliffCentral Leadership Platform recently, seems to be such a person. He was of course raised in a much politicised environment and this […]

Leaders on Leadership
Hard-hitting open letter to Julius Malema

Cape Town – Ex-convict and president of the Patriotic Alliance Gayton McKenzie said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is “the biggest thief I ever met”. The letter in full: Dear Julius Malema, I wronged people in this country two decades ago when I took part in heinous crimes. I have been trying to repay […]

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