South Africa: It's Not Called the ATM Party for Nothing...

President Cyril Ramaphosa (file photo).
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For those believing the pending motion of no confidence against Cyril Ramaphosa isn't a big deal is too look at the ATM party on the surface as being small, not realising it is possibly an iceberg.

I'll try an avoid the number of metaphors one could write into this piece, but sometimes they are the only effective way to convey the potential calamitous seriousness of a situation.

For those believing the pending motion of no confidence against Cyril Ramaphosa isn't a big deal is too look at the ATM party on the surface as being small, not realising it is possibly an iceberg.

The true facts lie well beneath the surface.

It's quite a startling move, during the eye of a global pandemic to try remove a sitting president for... what exactly? Being relatively ineffective? Or has he been?

I was at The Daily Maverick's The Gathering a year or so ago, and the first guest for a session invited on stage was the former ANN7's Jimmy Manyi. He walked up, and selected a seat. Shortly thereafter he was joined by the other panelists. Soon into the discussion he raised unconscious bias and pointed out to the audience that he...

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