Tony Leon Columnist
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TONY LEON | Cyril assumes power - but not over his own party

'Dual use" is the national security theory on the dilemma that arises when something of benefit to humanity can also harm it

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TONY LEON | Vote for the party of obstructionists? Surely you jest

The old gag "the problem with political jokes is that they get elected" was given new meaning last weekend in embattled Ukraine

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TONY LEON | Running out of options, Cyril plays the struggle card

Did Cyril Ramaphosa morph in the past few days from Teflon Man - to whom nothing sticks - to Mr Velcro, to whom every stain attaches?

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TONY LEON | Keep SA’s lights on? We’re too busy having fun

It's much easier for the government to busy itself with transformation bling than with maintaining infrastructure

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TONY LEON | Of economic windfalls and political disasters

Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion genius at the house of Chanel who died this week in Paris, was described by a peer as "the creator of dreams"

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TONY LEON | The voices we hear - and don't hear - as poll fever bites

The rancorous tone of the election campaign here, even before its official start, suggests many readers might prefer to take a spin in a Land Rover ...

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TONY LEON | Bigger picture says DA should ditch EFF in metros

During the holiday season I attended a glitzy event in Cape Town for which the acronym MINO - money is no obstacle - applied in spades.

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TONY LEON | Brexpropriation a common thread of woe in SA and UK

To adapt Tolstoy, "Every unhappy country is unhappy in its own way"

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TONY LEON | Gigaba can learn a trick or two from fellow liar Trump

Here’s a teaser as political enthusiasts absorb the results this morning of the hugely significant midterm elections for control of the US Congress.

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TONY LEON | Saudis reminded that even impunity has its limits

If the scriptwriters of the blockbuster television series Homeland had invented such a yarn it might have been rejected by its producers as too ...

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