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Colin Bower

Colin Bower

    Whose democracy is it anyway?
    Whose democracy is it anyway?
    University of Cape Town historian Shamil Jeppie is impatient with the Mail & Guardian's question: Is Islam compatible with democracy? "Would...
    Whose democracy is it anyway?
    Whose democracy is it anyway?
    University of Cape Town historian Shamil Jeppie is impatient with the Mail & Guardian's question: Is Islam compatible with democracy? "Would...
    Easy on the nose
    Easy on the nose
    After years of hard-earned failure in the business world, I formulated the following piece of advice to myself: 'Don't base your business plan on...
    (Another) author under fire
    (Another) author under fire
    Embattled author William Mervin Gumede is under attack on charges that his award-winning book, Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the...
    Easy riders
    Easy riders
    As few as 2,5% of road accident deaths in South Africa result in culpable homicide prosecutions, a senior state official has indicated. This...
    Teaching the science of life
    Teaching the science of life
    As far as the South African schools’ curriculum is concerned, life evolved, it was not designed.
    From parable to paradox
    From parable to paradox
    Apart from the fact that they all call themselves Christian, what do the following people have in common? Right-wing, ultra-conservative Roman...
    Dog-tail docking soon to be banned
    Dog-tail docking soon to be banned
    The time is fast approaching when veterinarians will be forbidden to dock dogs’ tails. The South African Veterinarian Council has declared...
    Tempered with realism
    Tempered with realism
    More than R6million in exhibition space has already been sold by the Cape Town Book Fair, and more bookings are expected. This represents an...
    Where power meets profit
    Where power meets profit
    All business relationships are based on power and profit. To pretend otherwise is delusional, and to manage any business in denial of so simple and...
    What about the reader?
    What about the reader?
    Assertive denials of allegations that Antjie Krog is a plagiarist have come from two of Krog's publishers, Stephen Johnson of Random House and...
    New claims against Krog
    New claims against Krog
    An e-mail circulating among academics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has fuelled the controversy around poet Antjie Krog by decribing what it...