In parliament, higher education isn’t necessary, logic and morality are

Rejecting those without tertiary skills is elitist, but officials do need a moral compass and grasp of tricky matters

A former editor of the Sunday Times once wrote a hilarious column that touched on the diplomatic nightmare state visits to Japan would be if Tokyo Sexwale were to ever become president.  It’s simple, he would have had to drop that ridiculous moniker and revert to his birth name, Gabriel Mosima. That was in 2012, when the billionaire businessman and freedom fighter tried to challenge for ANC leadership. Branches rejected him so badly; he ended up on the slate of Kgalema Motlanthe in Mangaung as deputy president candidate and was trounced by Cyril Ramaphosa, who was on the Jacob Zuma slate for the same position. How things have changed...

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