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Oppenheimers bully Denel to secure new port of entry into SA

The Oppenheimer-owned Fireblade Aviation (Pty) Ltd is bullying Denel into flouting security measures so that it can establish a new port of entry into South Africa at its luxury aircraft facility.

In papers in the Gauteng High Court, Fireblade is demanding that Denel, from whom it leases space for its 7-star operation, should withdraw its objection to an application it (Fireblade) has made to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for a customs and immigration service at its facility.

The service, if granted, would allow passengers from around the world, who didn’t want to go through

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  1. This really said since South Africans looking at things in one way, they forget that Mandela and Mbeki did also benefited from Oppenheimers and Rupperts families. Although those families were operating smart because of their experience, unlike Guptas as new comers.

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  3. The difference to the Gupta plane saga is: the Oppenheimers are “old money” whereas the Guptas are parvenues, nouveaus riches, new comers. Treating the state as their employees the Oppenheimers et al are much more smooth and elloquent due to their centuries old experience.
    But, the game is the same. As someone much wiser than me once said, governments in capitalist aka “free market” economies are treated like employees by capital. If they don’t satisfy the needs of big business the latter will do everything in their economic power to change the regime. Democracy or no democracy. That is why the Oppenheimers and Ruperts assisted the ANC in dismantling Apartheid at a point in time when that system became a serious threat to their profits.

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