Next year is going to be dominated by the general elections – and it’s going to get weird, not that it hasn’t been strange already.
Category Archives: Columns
What’s with white angst at the word ‘lackadaisical’?
It’s amazing what sets people’s teeth on edge – especially white people. There are many things; power, the price of it or the lack of it, water (both price and lack if you’re in Cape Town), potholes… and now lackadaisical.
BLF straw man should click ‘The Crossing’
We might think that Black Land First leader Andile Mngxitama is a straw man, a failed EFT-looter and a Gupta-bot to boot, but that doesn’t make his utterances, captured on video at a rally last Saturday and then posted for posterity on twitter any the less loathsome.
Concert chaos calls for efficiency, not hand-wringing
I spent Monday going through social media with an increasing sense of horror, reading unvarnished accounts of terror outside FNB stadium in the south of Joburg – ironically just after the Global Citizens’ Concert celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
Joburg’s golden legacy seams to be reason for toxic situation we’re in
It’s one of life’s cruellest ironies that the very reason for the creation of Johannesburg – gold – could be its death too.
What the EFF? Outrage in SA gains momentum
This was a great week for South Africa. It might not have felt it at the Zondo Commission up the road in Parktown where some of Juju’s Teletubbies swapped their overalls for ersatz camo, ADT flak jackets and handguns, while the rent-a-mob in red did their best to drown out Pravin Gordhan’s testimony.
Was it the money or the (TV) box? It’s hard to tell
A marriage, a wise old lawyer once said, is a private contract between two consenting adults – none of us ever know what goes on when those doors are closed.
Remember those who fell in an unimaginable war 100 years ago
Tomorrow (Subs: Sunday) will mark the centenary of the armistice – 100 years since the guns fell silent all over the world bringing an end to the most unimaginable conflict the globe had ever seen.
Cheers to DFA on its 140th and state of media
There’s been a lot of talk this week and last about the state of the media. There’s been lots of hand-wringing, (metaphorical) rending of hair and (literal) gnashing of teeth.
#Omotoso Trial: Justice system appalling for sexual violence victims
I got cross last week – twice – on the same day. Then I got really cross this week.