Quote of the week

A few months ago, author William Gumede described Zuma as someone with a narcissistic personality disorder — a set of traits defined by Austrian psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut as “including an exaggerated sense of superiority, a lack of self-awareness about the impact of their behaviour and having a disdain for others, who they devalue to validate their own grandiosity”. These people lack empathy, have a distorted sense of reality and are incapable of seeing anything from anyone else’s perspective. Narcissists like Zuma, Gumede argues, can’t accept responsibility and don’t care if they take down entire countries with them. The events at Nkandla, sadly for Zuma, only reinforced that perspective.

Rob Rose
Financial Mail
9 September 2010

Invitation: Public Lecture by Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo

The Chief Justice of South Africa, the Hon. Mr Justice Sandile Ngcobo, will deliver the first Claude Leon public lecture on the topic:

“The importance of public confidence in the judiciary in South Africa”

Date: Thursday 16th September

Time: 17h30

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT

Please join us afterwards for drinks and snacks

RSVP: Rene 021 650 3072 or Rene.Francke@uct.ac.za

Sponsored by Juta Publisher

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