Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Zuma shifting with the wind
Jacob was in Germany yesterday, calling on all the "leftist governments to unite in their lobby for United Nations and World Trade Organisation reform as well as conflict resolution and climate change". Jacob spoke about the need for the governments of India, Brazil and Germany (and seeing as he is visiting France as well, probably them too) to form a more united front on fighting for leftist issues at the WTO and UN.

It will probably be seen as another shifting message from Zuma, as he flatters the capitalists and stokes up the socialists in alternating weeks. However, it may also get some South Africans to investigate the policies of the countries he mentioned to see how successful they are with policies that are further to the left than South Africa's.