A war of buzzwords in South Africa’s Media – The Listening Post (Feature) - http://ctlive.info | cape town south africa vacationJuly 2, 2017 6:39 am
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There’s a war of words being waged through the South African news media; a war of buzzwords. One of those terms is “state capture”, which describes something South Africans say happens all too often – when businesses close to the ANC government of President Jacob Zuma exercise undue political influence and benefit unfairly from government tenders – ending up with taxpayers’ money in their pockets.
The Guptas have been fighting back against accusations of state capture with a public relations offensive and a buzzword of their own. A trove of leaked emails originating from the Guptas and their associates have revealed that, with the help of Bell Pottinger, a public-relations firm based in London, the Guptas were behind the term – “white monopoly capital” – the idea that white-owned businesses control the South African economy.
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