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Hansie Smit

Hansie Smit

Hansie Smit is a Cape Town-based freelance writer. Formally trained as a copywriter, he took a break from ads in 2010 to write a blog for the Mail & Guardian's Thought Leader and since 2015 has written for the Mail & Guardian. 
The G20 leaders could learn a thing or two from the rapidly rising marijuana movement
The G20 leaders could learn a thing or two from the rapidly rising marijuana movement
THE FIFTH COLUMNChina reportedly cleared the air above the city of Hangzhou to accommodate a successful ascent during this year’s G20...
​The tribe has spoken: Will Survivor Rio be titillating enough for us to tune in?
​The tribe has spoken: Will Survivor Rio be titillating enough for us to tune in?
FIFTH COLUMNThis year’s Summer Olympics will feature three equestrian events, one of which is titled “equestering eventing”, seemingly...
My ? Party will ensure free and confusing elections for all
My ? Party will ensure free and confusing elections for all
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Pistorius and Van Breda: Lights, camera and criminal action
Pistorius and Van Breda: Lights, camera and criminal action
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Protests: Squashing the burning desire
Protests: Squashing the burning desire
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The joys of Jo'burg: Big trains, smaller penis ads
The joys of Jo'burg: Big trains, smaller penis ads
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No country for corrupt old men
No country for corrupt old men
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Note to Zupta: 
Winter is coming
Note to Zupta: Winter is coming
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