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Tiisetso Makube

Tiisetso Makube

    Entitlement conspires with Public Works
    Entitlement conspires with Public Works
    They came into my yard; a pair of them in orange overalls. They knocked so softly that had I not seen them enter I would not have heard it. "We are...
    Dispatches: Snapshots of a life that was
    Dispatches: Snapshots of a life that was
    'It is many, many years ago that I began to be sick like this," says the old man, after a satisfying swig from the ice-cold bottle of beer...
    Oscar Pistorius charged with Reeva Steenkamp murder
    Oscar Pistorius charged with Reeva Steenkamp murder
    Police on Thursday said they had opened
    Last trumpet sounds for a musical phenomenon
    Last trumpet sounds for a musical phenomenon
    Victor Mheli Ntoni — or simply Bra Vic — died of a heart attack on Monday January 28 at Johannesburg’s Helen Joseph Hospital.
    Fish tales and faded hope on the famished road to Mangaung
    Fish tales and faded hope on the famished road to Mangaung
    He rose up on his dying bed And asked for fish His wife looked it up in her dream book And played it
    A life lived vividly, loudly
    A life lived vividly, loudly
    Alf Kumalo. What a man; what a life. He is gone now, after a life lived to the fullest. I remember him as jazz saxophonist and composer Benny Golson...
    Dispatches: Reading the Reporter
    Dispatches: Reading the Reporter
    'Who has seen this week's report? Zakes, do you have it?"
    In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
    In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
    A funny thing happened to my friend, the late actor and poet John Matshikiza, several years ago: he woke up one morning to discover that the door to...
    The power game
    The power game
    I have just watched the quarterfinal match between the reigning King of Clay and double-defending champion of the French Open, Rafael Nadal, and...
    Battle of the Surfaces proved nothing
    Battle of the Surfaces proved nothing
    A few years ago, a mischievous colleague emailed me a game that promised to unravel a great many hidden truths about myself, if only I answered...
    Agriculture hit by Aids
    Agriculture hit by Aids
    HIV/Aids has proven to be the bane of our times since it started decimating humanity across the globe in the twilight of the last century, and it...
    What is the Southern Africa Trust?
    What is the Southern Africa Trust?
    Uniqueness is a quality many strive to achieve in order to set and maintain a position among competitors. But for the Southern Africa Trust, a...