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Bryan Rostron

Bryan Rostron

    Race as a value in itself
    Race as a value in itself
    The "national question", always a bitterly destabilising factor in the history of the ANC, has suddenly resurfaced. "National", this being South...
    Lockerbie: Drowning the facts
    Lockerbie: Drowning the facts
    The righteous fury vented this week over the compassionate release of the dying "Lockerbie bomber", Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, has drowned out the...
    Infantile disorders
    Infantile disorders
    Our central political paradox, when you compare rhetoric against reality, is that we have a neo-liberal economic policy often driven with Stalinist...
    A red lesson from Italy
    A red lesson from Italy
    Tear gas billowed down the street every day as rioters battled police. Enraged protesters believed that even the Communist Party had turned its...
    A red lesson from Italy
    A red lesson from Italy
    Tear gas billowed down the street every day as rioters battled police. Enraged protesters believed that even the Communist Party had turned its...
    Rider Haggard rides again
    Rider Haggard rides again
    The swashbuckling colonial novelist remains a persistent feature of many books on Africa. Events are not merely reported, but interpreted through...
    South Africa: Land of apocriphiars
    South Africa: Land of apocriphiars
    The uniform of Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring became greener as the victorious allies approached Berlin, according to Hitler's architect...
    Return to District Six
    Return to District Six
    The once-powerful PW Botha wasn't in Cape Town on Wednesday when former president Nelson Mandela handed over new house keys to octogenarian former...
    Big Brother is alive and well
    Big Brother is alive and well
    George Orwell, who would have been 100 this week, knew what it was like to be poor. "It's fatal to look hungry," he wrote in Down and Out in...
    Representatives of the righteous rich are on the march again
    Representatives of the righteous rich are on the march again
    Like some evangelical missionaries of the 19th century, who strode forth in alien lands to convert the heathen with Bible in one hand and rifle in...
    Beware such care
    Beware such care
    Does AmeriCare? I ask, because President George W Bush was meant to visit four African countries this past week, including South Africa, but...
    Beware such care
    Beware such care
    Does AmeriCare? I ask, because President George W Bush was meant to visit four African countries this past week, including South Africa, but...