Hot & Not

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Not all of us can de­liver bad news in a way that makes it sound pos­i­tive, or proac­tive and cer­tain. Fi­nance Min­is­ter Nh­lanhla Nene did it this week. He said we were go­ing to pay more tax and told his col­leagues in gov­ern­ment their belts would be tight­ened. And no one seemed that angry. This was prob­a­bly be­cause his speech was not hot pota­toes; it was just plain hot. “Doesn’t it just blow your mind,” CNN an­chor Chris­tiane Aman­pour asked a guest, “to see a town­ship black judge hand­ing down a sen­tence?” What is a “town­ship black judge”, Ms Aman­pour, and why would Judge Thokozile Masipa’s calm, ca­pa­ble han­dling of the Os­car Pis­to­rius trial blow any­one’s mind? She’s just do­ing her job.

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