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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Cabinet Report Card 2006
The Mail & Guardian have just released their annual report cards for the cabinet, with mostly expected results. The traditional favourites like Trevor Manuel and Ronnie Kasrils receive well-deserved A ratings, whilst the usual suspects like Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Balfour receive terrible ratings.

Being a bit of a Mbeki fan, I'm disappointed with the D rating, but concede its antecedents. Personally I would give him a C in what has been a tough year for him. I also feel that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's B- is a little generous. Overall though, it is disheartening to see so many low ratings for what should be the most effective, most efficient minds in our nation. One can only hope for improvements next year...