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Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Even though a fart can only be smelt and not seen, most of us prefer doing it in private. The same goes for many bodily functions and activities:...
It’s the same old cock-up whenever the No 1 post is vacant
It’s the same old cock-up whenever the No 1 post is vacant
Monday evening. It has been a rough return to a full-time working life. A weekend of noise surrounding Deputy President Cyril Rampahosa’s penis...
Leaders must walk the talk of gender equality
Leaders must walk the talk of gender equality
What is of interest to the public is not necessarily in the public interest — that is one way of looking at the recent titillating claims...
History’s sex scandals that never were
History’s sex scandals that never were
Mary and Joseph’s ‘roll in the hay’
State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes
State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to rumours about his private life, on Sunday spoke of the manner in which state machinery is employed...
Great kinky sex is just three magic words away: Conversation, consideration, consent
Great kinky sex is just three magic words away: Conversation, consideration, consent
When people think of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism (BDSM), they either have visions of 50 Shades of Grey or scenes from...
Thieves pillaging our democracy
Thieves pillaging our democracy
There is no greater threat to our democracy than the destruction of institutions that were designed to safeguard it, which is precisely what we are...
A case for curiosity and generosity
A case for curiosity and generosity
I have fallen in and out of love with many writers of many different genres from different parts of the world since I was a kid including J.M.Coetzee, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, K Sello Duiker, Zoe Wicomb, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pumla Gqola, Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, Kwame...
The words we use do matter
The words we use do matter
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ANC, ignore the Constitution at your peril
ANC, ignore the Constitution at your peril
In The Wretched of the Earth, Franz Fanon, whose work has recently been thrust into the centre of South African political discourse,...
Free-rein special for our friends
Free-rein special for our friends
Dear Sir or Madam, welcome to the fair state of South Africa. We received your diploma and I am pleased to inform you that you qualify for premium...
Silence perpetuates the violence
Silence perpetuates the violence
I’ve been thinking about silence over the past week as Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana remains in his job despite admitting to...

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