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Living normally in an abnormal society, most Israelis see no reason to change the status quo.
Some African National Congress structures, including the ANC Youth League, may call for a special conference to tackle the "war" between President Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma at the ANCâ€™s national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend. The call could be made if the conflict appears intractable.
Hands up, all those who can name the metro police chiefs of Tshwane, Cape Town or Johannesburg. No? But everyone knows that, in Ekurhuleni, it is Robert McBride. Few people care to know the identity of their metro police chiefs, let alone monitor their foibles or achievements, writes Rapule Tabane.
Ask any senior African National Congress official who is going to be in the next Cabinet or who will lead the provinces, and they will tell you: "Chief, the president is unpredictable." Unofficially, there are murmurs that Mbeki is keeping his options open for as long as possible, to see if he can use the premier posts to solve some sticky political problems in the ANC.
Julius Malema is being helped to foment his "mining revolution" by ANC backers, according to senior youth league figures who continue to support him.
Khanyi Mbau, Kenny Kunene and Khulubuse Zuma are unabashed in their display of wealth. Should they be, asks Rapule Tabane.
Julius Malema's allies have warned that anarchy will be unleashed if the former ANC Youth League president is detained.
Far too often power and money have played an undue influence in tipping the scales of justice, writes Rapule Tabane.