Last weekend, a guest at a bachelor’s party on a game farm decided to hand feed a rhino some grass. The rhino was a mother with a calf at hoof. She had a sense of humour failure and tossed him out of the way using her horn. He landed on his ankle pulverising it. He’s lucky she didn’t stamp on it – or him. Then again, the same bunch of partygoers thought it might have been fun to strip the groom naked and tie him up in the veld, where there were other dangerous wild animals about.
The 18-34 cohort turned out in their droves this week, putting their elders to shame.
On Monday night the story broke that South Africa’s Olympic medal winners wouldn’t be getting any financial reward for winning medals at the recent Tokyo Olympics that officially ended the day before. We only won three medals; a gold and a silver (plus a brace of Olympic records and a world record) by Tatiana SchoenmakerContinue reading “Sascoc deserves a gold medal for hypocrisy, expediency and opportunism”
Four presidents, trillions of dollars, 20 years – all to replace the Taliban with the Taliban.
This week has been a fascinating insight into the intersection between elites in politics and the elites in sport.
It was the legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly who uttered the immortal words, “some people think football’s a matter of life and death, I can assure you it’s much much more.”
There is still a sizeable growth in vaccine hesitancy – and die-hard anti-vaxxers, many of whom would rather pour sheep dip down their gullets and destroy their livers than take the risk of getting vaccinated.
If the media is properly free and independent, there’s going to come a time when it asks questions and runs stories that are deeply discomfiting, shaking our cosseted social media echo chambers.
What the wall-to-wall real media coverage on all channels has shown is that this latest wave of unrest has very little to do with outrage over the “people’s president” sitting in jail on a contempt charge.
There’s more risk in developing blood clots sitting on your arse eating a boerewors roll and drinking a beer as you watch the rugby than there is in getting vaccinated.