Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” has been uttered by exasperated mothers since time immemorial.
Category Archives: Columns
If Trump needed a visa to get back into the US, would his tweets disqualify him?
People applying for US visas will soon have to provide their social media details – as part of the vetting process.
What’s in a name? Hey Tito, Cyril is just fine for now
You’ll never find Tito Mboweni asking people to imagine anything on social media, because he leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. With Tito, it’s always a case of WSYWIG, what you see is what you get, whether he’s admiring vegetables on his Magoebaskloof farm in Limpopo, cooking up a storm in his kitchen – and sharing the progress in real time – or admiring Rwanda, and Kigali in particular.
My f*k, Mareliese, Steve Hofmeyr is running on empty
The race is on, one lucky – disaffected – DSTV subscriber could win themselves R10 000 by the first of next month, if they find the most innovative way to destroy their decoder, film it and send it to Steve Hofmeyr.
#Elections2019: Spoilt for choice, who ultimately shall we vote for?
South Africa’s sixth general election is only days away and it’s impossible to predict the outcome – perhaps the biggest indicator will be the stadium wrap ups this weekend.
#GangsterState: If you are going to burn a book read it first
Pieter Louis Myburgh was launching his latest best-seller at Sandton’s Exclusive Books in Johannesburg – except he didn’t.
Daily life so weird that April Fool’s Day jokes bomb
Monday was April Fool’s Day. We know that because there were some truly bizarre stories on the news diaries which, if you read to the bottom, told you they were April Fool’s stories. It’s a sad state of affairs when, as veteran news editor Ray Joseph once said during a stint on the Saturday Star, you can’t make this shit up.
President blazes trail on our rickety rails to applause
If there was ever a metaphor for the state we are in, we need look no further that a picture of a rather forlorn president looking out of a Metrorail train on Monday morning. He was stuck, like all the other commuters.
Condemnation is the only thing South Africans are good at
Whataboutery and selective (sham) sincerity are going to be the death of us.
EFF government will be the day a unicorn farts a rainbow
It was a weekend when South Africa’s four super rugby contenders rounded off their pre-season preparations with them all playing each other in super hero outfits in Cape Town. Up north, the Economic Freedom Fighters launched their May 2019 manifesto in Soshanguve.