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Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser

    Don't praise Nene for doing the right thing
    Don't praise Nene for doing the right thing
    I wonder whether you are as confused as I am about why former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene had to ask for our forgiveness last week....
    No cinematic escape from Cape Flats life
    No cinematic escape from Cape Flats life
    Mrs Pakkies first heard the word “rape” on the radio, when she was 26 years old, even though she had been raped since she was a four-year-old...
    Use a novel way to understand the other
    Use a novel way to understand the other
    One of the many reasons I love fiction is it forces us to see the world from the perspective of others who are different from ourselves.
    Schools must take the long walk of reform
    Schools must take the long walk of reform
    A brilliant former music teacher at my high school, Graeme College Boys’ High, was hounded out because he publicly criticised the school for not...
    'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
    'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
    Mark Minnie was 12 years old in 1972 when he was raped by 17-year-old twins, Bryce and Mickey. They lived in the same neighbourhood.
    Beware Cyril’s whispers in the dark
    Beware Cyril’s whispers in the dark
    Obviously, silly season is upon us. Put differently, politicians will be doing their best to try to lure you to vote for them with all sorts of...
    Nothing fuzzy about complexity
    Nothing fuzzy about complexity
    What a wonderful surprise to read all-too-rare close engagements with one’s work. By this I mean engagements that are generous but critical, as...
    Race debate elicits fatal fallacies
    Race debate elicits fatal fallacies
    Too many of us rush to opine instead of critically examining our convictions before we decide whether to retain them and to state them publicly....
    SuperSport has a chance to get it right
    SuperSport has a chance to get it right
    If you’re serious about tackling allegations of racism in your company, then you do not immediately pick up the phone and call a lawyer. Not even...
    No place in SA for EFF’s  ‘bro code’ politics
    No place in SA for EFF’s  ‘bro code’ politics
    "The Democratic Alliance is sitting in a corner, mutilating itself, unprovoked.” This is one of the most memorable, if somewhat dark, comments...
    There’s more to racism than meets the eye
    There’s more to racism than meets the eye
    Academic and political analyst Sithembile Mbete taught me a simple but crucial insight into the true cost of racism. There is a lot intuitively...
    Semenya and the ethics of luck
    Semenya and the ethics of luck
    I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was better at mathematics. I wish I could sing. I wish my body responded more effectively to exercise....