Civil servants in thrall to uncivil politicians

07 July 2019 - 00:00 By Thobile Madonsela

President Cyril Ramaphosa was applauded by some for having managed to balance competing personalities, interests and factions, in the selection of his cabinet.

He "played the game" well, say the commentators. But if politics is a game, and every game has a loser, who is losing in the game of the bad political appointments?..

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