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Too much to say

Charl Blignaut On stage in Johannesburg`There's one sure way to beat the racist bastards of this world," conclude Bessie (104) and Sadie (102)...

Aids chief steps down

Andy DuffyA senior commander in the government's fight against HIV and Aids is to step down. Rose Smart, the former nurse who revived...

No defence like self-defence

Tangeni Amupadhi reports on the Groot Marico farmwatch systemOom Leon du Plessis stops mending a fence on his Nooitgedacht farm in the Groot...

Celebrations of a master

Philippe Dagen On show in FranceThe 200th anniversary of the birth of the French painter Eugne Delacroix (1798-1863) is being celebrated by a...

Putting the people in charge

Saliem Fakir discusses the pros and cons of the proposed environmental management legislationThe National Environmental Management Bill, released recently by the Department of...

A caretaker in the Cabinet

Andy DuffyShepherd Mdladlana is duty-bound to say he will serve wherever the African National Congress deploys him. But the Ministry of Labour? Tito...

Place of resistance

Anthony Egan SOWETO: A HISTORY by Philip Bonner and Lauren Segal (Maskew Miller Longman) THE SOWETO UPRISINGS: COUNTER-MEMORIES OF JUNE 1976 by Sifiso...

White SA ‘refugees’ rejected by Oz

WEDNEDAY, 12.00NOON:CHERRYL KENNEDY, the white South African woman who has applied for political asylum in Australia on the grounds that she has been persecuted...

Pahad meets PLO

MONDAY, 2.00PM:DEPUTY Foreign Affairs Minister Aziz Pahad met a senior Palestinian Liberation Organisation official, executive committee member Faisal Husseini, in East Jerusalem on Sunday....

I am Milk

Andrew Clements CD of the weekSome of the most successful American operas of the 1980s and 1990s have been documentary pieces, perhaps encouraged...

Talking about Africa today

Lauren ShantallTo reach Heart of Darkness, one must embark on a symbolic journey into the bowels of the hulking 1820 Settlers Monument. There,...

The ins and outs of the bond market

Jacques MaglioloIf you're in the enviable position to have enough money to invest in unit trusts, chances are you've been encouraged to invest...

The tricky kid

The dark genius of trip-hop grew up on mean streets. Most of his friends are still trawling them. Tricky revisits his roots with...

Aspiring to greatness

Shaun de WaalIt is, in my opinion, the best magazine in the country. Maybe I feel like that about SL magazine because about...

E-mail of the species is deadlier

than the mailDouglas RushkoffOnlineNever, ever, respond to an e-mail advert again. You'll be doing yourself and the rest of us trying to work...

India from a distance

Helen Stevenson HULLABALOO IN THE GUAVA ORCHARD by Kiran Desai (Faber &Faber)In a small town in India, a post office official yells at...

The magician of Malamai

Bram Posthumus: FIRST PERSONIn the full moonlight, a dozen young men were standing around our car, its front wheels jammed solid in the...

Campus row over Ntsebeza’s letter

Andy DuffyTruth and Reconciliation Commission chief investigator Dumisa Ntsebeza was fighting a rearguard action this week after a confidential letter he wrote to...

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