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Andrew Verrijdt

Andrew Verrijdt

    Dear MTN and Vodacom, don't dictate to us how to use the internet
    Dear MTN and Vodacom, don't dictate to us how to use the internet
    On Tuesday, Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services held hearings into whether WhatsApp, Skype and other...
    Sex fallacies must be laid to rest
    Sex fallacies must be laid to rest
    The Psychological Society of South Africa recently had their annual conference in Durban. It was a busy and diverse affair and I came away from it...
    SA should pull out of Winter Olympics in Russia
    SA should pull out of Winter Olympics in Russia
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that it will punish any athletes who protest Russia's new anti-gay laws and Russia's interior ministry had confirmed that spectators and fans will be subject to the same laws....
    Net censorship won't stop child porn
    Net censorship won't stop child porn
    It was disappointing this past week to learn that Britain's  Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to go ahead with a scheme to censor...
    Teens have sex. Get over it
    Teens have sex. Get over it
    I was very surprised when I read that the Constitutional Court is debating whether to allow the prosecution of teenagers for consensual sexual...
    The right to life – and death
    The right to life – and death
    I often wonder about Helen Keller. Not the fact that she was a militant socialist and an indefatigable enemy of all things capitalism; that part I...
    Mental health dossier has more than a dose of madness
    Mental health dossier has more than a dose of madness
    Early in 2013, the American Psychiatric Association will publish the fifth Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. TIt is the big grey...
    There is a crisis, minister
    There is a crisis, minister
    It was with great relief that I read this past week that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga does not believe South African education is in...
    Suffer the sense of belonging
    Suffer the sense of belonging
    Earlier this month there were reports about a teenage boy who was tricked into drinking alcohol until he passed out and, while he was unconscious,...
    Apartheid psychology persists in schools
    Apartheid psychology persists in schools
    It seems at times that few people realise how much South Africa's education system has improved since 1994. We notice falling standards, high...