Drowning the Lifesaver

Against a strong field, South Africa’s hottest current row is over Toll Roads and its Number 1 whipping boy is road agency Sanral.


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Sanral took on journalist Denis Beckett, reputed to respect truth more than paymasters, to put the record straight. Beckett wound up as persona non grata at Sanral’s headquarters, which is a little surprising as he takes the pro-toll argument miles further than Sanral ever did, and demolishes the opposition. What’s up? Human frailty, naturally, which – along with road technology, road history, psychology and South Africa’s peculiar politics – is examined pithily and eminently readably in Drowning the Lifesaver.

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29 October 2014