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.

Tony Leon Columnist
TONY LEON | Poetic justice in the way court-stacking is so often foiled

Back in the early 1930s, SA, perhaps in echo of those times, had a Hitler-admiring, German-speaking minister of justice. History does not remember ...

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TONY LEON | In the US, it's dog-whistle Daddy against a soft Mommy

At the Republican national convention, the keynote speaker on its first night delivered a thunderous address.

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TONY LEON | Shades of '80s SA in this mysterious modern Star Chamber

The reason we use a 19th century remedy - washing our hands - for a novel 21st century virus is that the outer shell of the coronavirus is weak.

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TONY LEON | Plagues, locusts and SA's political R factor

The fiscal apocalypse outlined in Wednesday's emergency budget was biblical in proportion and probably could add a new page to the Book of Revelation.

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FREE TO READ | TONY LEON: When it’s over, we want all our rights back, Cyril

Remember the National Party's "temporary" detention law?

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Tony Leon | More Cyril, please, and less of the cabinet confusion

Our world, our country, our lives, all our assumptions and prejudices now divide in two.

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FREE TO READ | TONY LEON: SA needs a bazooka to fight the virus. Cyril offered ...

On Sunday, declaring a national “state of disaster”, Cyril Ramaphosa was at his best: equable, authoritative and reassuring.

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TONY LEON | Sacrificing our future on the altar of false unity

Last week, literally hours after the state of the nation announcement by Ramaphosa that he was liberating  swathes of the country from the dead  hand ...

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FREE TO READ | Next on De Klerk’s to-do list: find out how the EFF thugs got a ...

Since the Sona debacle around crimes against humanity, FW de Klerk has shown a sensitivity to public opinion.

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TONY LEON | Come on Cyril! FW did it, Mantashe has just done it. You can do it ...

To mark the 30th anniversary of FW de Klerk’s earth-shaking speech on February 2 1990, is was asked for my meories of the day.

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