TONY LEON | ‘Nonaligned’, ‘pick up the rand’, ‘president’: when words mean fokol

Back at the mythical dawn of democracy, such colourful language used by a minister would have had repercussions

30 May 2023 - 22:02

American dissident and writer James Baldwin once noted you can judge the state of a nation’s educational level by the quality of its political speech...

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