Tony Leon Columnist
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TONY LEON | Veterans of long haul are not rattled by death notices

In the furies of social media, it is worth a reminder that obituary writers declaring the death of political parties often turn out to be premature. ...

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TONY LEON | Rap on the knuckles for the new nationalists

Usually, I am a sucker for middlebrow musicals of the Sound of Music and Evita stamp, where you leave the theatre singing,  tunelessly but ...

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TONY LEON | Justice Cameron sets high bar for successor in SA's top court

In 1981, a young Roman law lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand left the faculty to go to Oxford University as a Vinerian Scholar.

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Cyril should be as ruthless as Boris with his enemies

Panned by his critics as a charlatan and a clown, or as “Donald Trump with a thesaurus”, new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved with a cabinet ...

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TONY LEON | Corrosive fallout from buying into ruling-party myth

Binge-watching a top-rated TV series is a sure-fire way to escape the depressing reality of SA's winter of discontent.

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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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