South Africa – Vacancy: speech-writer, apply at Presidency
February 14 2010 at 09:46AM
By Gaye Davis
President Jacob Zuma needs a speech-writer – fast. His State of the Nation address was cobbled together by a committee, and it showed.
An opportunity for the government to get back on the offensive after a miserable fortnight of flailing around on the back foot was not just lost, it was squandered.
Why talk directly to millions of South Africans glued to their TVs and radios during prime time when your speech is about as inspiring as a hardware catalogue?
Make no mistake, this was a difficult speech to write – and to deliver. The past nine months of the new administration have seen plenty of workshops, plans and [continue reading]