Ah, it's No.1's bday. Yay. Sigh.
There's nothing like a birthday to bring about thoughts of legacy.
In 2012, I was behind the tweet that wished President Jacob Zuma a happy birthday. Of course, at the time South Africa's media had been in a tense fight for access to information. There was talk of a media appeals tribunal, because certain ministers in government were seriously dissatisfied with the caliber of journalism coming out of independent newsrooms.
This year, President Zuma's birthday will again be celebrated. He's 74 years old. We couldn't decide on how to mark the occasion, so we're putting both our options out there. Share widely. Perhaps it'll sink in.