Biscuits as “the sacramental bread of austerity” is worth the click alone. Poplak’s at his best when he’s on the edge of sanity, as most journos currently are.
And so, those biscuits – the sacramental bread of austerity. Hungrily were they consumed, because the media briefing was by that time two-and-a-half hours behind schedule. This was probably because the former finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, was willing to spare more than a few minutes of his time in order to educate the current finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, on the complex workings of the government’s most technocratically intricate department.
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