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Byline: ANTHONY BUTLER
A chilling sameness to the sound of new Presidency's songs CITIZENS last week had to come to terms with the passing of a great cultural icon and celebrated popular entertainer. The budget vote of the Presidency is just not the same without former minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad.
In the Pahad era, then president Thabo Mbeki would reflect philosophically on the state of the world and the condition of its peoples. The minister would then detail the government's good works on behalf of the youth, the disabled, and women, who were all humbly grateful for his solicitude. The two men would close every year by explaining that the Presidency itself just had to get bigger and bigger.
This year there have …