Tony Leon Columnist

Tony Leon is the executive chairman of Resolve Communications, an SA consultancy specialising in crisis communications, reputation management, government relations and advocacy. He is a noted author, columnist and speaker, and a former SA ambassador and political party leader.

Opinion

Stop trying to hide your failings with euphemisms, weasels

SA is at the bottom of the pile on so many global tables that matter, but when it comes to these, it’s at the top

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By groveling to the EFF, the ANC is digging SA’s grave

The party’s hodgepodge of a policy on expropriation without compensation is, as Thabo Mbeki points out, a disaster

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Have you no sense of decency, Mkhize? Oh, how a mighty reputation has fallen

SA’s health department has been accused of ‘shocking looting’, yet the man at its helm remains in his scrubs

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Be worried, ANC. You’ve failed on jabs and jobs and the local polls loom

No party can afford to be complacent at election time, as the collapse of Labour in the UK graphically proves

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As another Freedom Day passes, where are the genuine SA statesmen?

Freedom Day marks the 1994 elections and dream of a golden age, but corruption, misgovernance put paid to that

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TONY LEON | This is what I really meant when I called Maimane an ‘experiment’

Those outraged over my reference to Mmusi Maimane as ‘an experiment that went wrong’ have selective memory syndrome

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Don’t blame ‘vaccine apartheid’ as you sleepwalk through pandemic, Cyril

It’s inexplicable that vaccines such the AstraZeneca that could have been used as a stopgap have been spurned

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The simple fact is that the ANC has been in power too long

It’s been frequently proven that lengthy incumbencies lead to parties imploding. The pity is that SA citizens are the ...

Opinion

Who leads the DA when Steenhuisen follows another leader?

There is a profound logic and an illogicality in suggesting the DA would prop up a Ramaphosa administration