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Richard Poplak

Richard Poplak

    Death and sex: The SA story?
    Death and sex: The SA story?
    Ladies, here’s a great suggestion for Women’s Month: how about a killing spree? It’s a suggestion that the main character of Jyoti Mistry’s...
    Notes to selfie
    Notes to selfie
    5.30am: Sleep is a mirror. The dreamscape is a Beyoncé video-album, in which I strut about in multiple costumes and guises...
    Krejcir rules in gangster's paradise!
    Krejcir rules in gangster's paradise!
    The picture's worth about a million words, but the words also do some heavy lifting. Mickey "Meyer" Cohen, all five-foot nothing of...
    Edward Snowden, Prism, and the privacy we never had
    Edward Snowden, Prism, and the privacy we never had
    The next time someone tells you that Big Data will improve your life, hit them over the head with an iPad. Hard. On Monday, a geek with a conscience was hiding out in a Hong Kong hotel, having spilled the bytes on how the United States government collects and sifts through information on...
    The New Age to South Africa: Please act like the serfs you are
    The New Age to South Africa: Please act like the serfs you are
    In Monday's editorial, the otherwise silent the New Age  says the Gupta wedding controversy proves that South Africans...
    Welcome to the Gupta wedding
    Welcome to the Gupta wedding
    You may not have heard, but according to a recent ANC statement, “some wedding at Sun City” is being hosted by “some family”. Many of the guests for the Gupta nuptials are coming from afar, and seeing that South Africa is a baffling place, it makes sense that...
    Mist and myths shroud China's Invisible City
    Mist and myths shroud China's Invisible City
    The ritual is simple, brutal. The chilli-clogged broth arrives in a large bowl and is placed on a heating coil at the centre of the table. Small...
    Stander's death the fruit of a poisoned society
    Stander's death the fruit of a poisoned society
    I was warned as a boy: the danger lies in those last few miles before home. Most accidents – and I was shown the statistical evidence to back...
    Feeding frenzy in South Sudan
    Feeding frenzy in South Sudan
    We wake early, for a televised election. The Afex River Camp, situated on the banks of the White Nile, passes for luxury in the world's newest...
    Feeding frenzy in the world's newest country, Sudan
    Feeding frenzy in the world's newest country, Sudan
    We wake early for a televised election. The Afex River Camp, on the banks of the White Nile passes for luxury in the world's newest capital,...
    Addicted to extreme performance
    Addicted to extreme performance
    He is known widely as Dr Evil. In a prosaic twist the philosopher Hannah Arendt would fully appreciate, he lives in the seaside-resort banality of...
    Africa 3.0: Cruisers and corruption, Juba style
    Africa 3.0: Cruisers and corruption, Juba style
    That’s the subject of this clip we’ve cut together, which explores the phenomenon in Juba, South Sudan – a place we’ve often...