Author

 
Gus Silber

Gus Silber

    What’s the good news? Fake news and acts of kindness
    What’s the good news? Fake news and acts of kindness
    The wind of regime change is a-coming.
    The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016
    The hashtags cometh: Must-have #MustFalls for 2016
    The random and generic use of the MustFall hashtagIt all began with Cecil John Rhodes, who, in the end, did not quite fall,...
    Make backups of your backups and silos of your silos
    Make backups of your backups and silos of your silos
    Two thousand and fourteen will go down in history as one of those years that went down in history – and thank goodness for that. From Oscar to...
    Elections 2014: You'll need a sense of Zuma
    Elections 2014: You'll need a sense of Zuma
    May 2014: The ANC scores a landslide victory in the Special 20th Anniversary Edition of South Africa’s national and provincial...
    Fifteen things 2014 can learn from 2013
    Fifteen things 2014 can learn from 2013
    If you paid attention during your history class, you will know that those who do not learn from history are doomed to retweet it.
    Deep Read: The path to Graceland
    Deep Read: The path to Graceland
    "There was a bright light, a shattering of shop windows. The bomb in the baby carriage was wired to the radio."
    Ag daddy, please!
    Ag daddy, please!
    There was a song I used to sing as a child, loudly and with vigour, a song of hope and yearning and a plea for the small mercies of paternal...
    Now, anyone can be a hack
    Now, anyone can be a hack
    Hello, citizens. Have you brought your notebooks? Good. I've called you here today, because I want to talk about something that's been troubling me...
    My holiday abroad. With a grey-permed Mandela
    My holiday abroad. With a grey-permed Mandela
    It was probably raining in Pollsmoor, too, but at least Nelson Mandela was safely locked up in his cell. At least he wasn't watching...
    Wembley's whizzo, but who's the chap in shorts?
    Wembley's whizzo, but who's the chap in shorts?
    Last Saturday, as is my custom, I travelled by first-class satellite to Wembley Stadium in London for the annual British Football Association Cup...