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Sunday, 31 October
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In George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, doublespeak is part of a language conceived by the oppressive Big Brother regime that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts or reverses the meaning of words. As a result, in Orwell’s book, “war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength”.
Since South Africa’s liberation from apartheid’s evils in 1994, political parties have been formed, reformed, rebranded and combined with others, and some have gone quietly into the night, never to be seen again. Something that most – if not all – seem to have in common is empty promises.
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