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Zuma has nowhere left to hide
Zuma has nowhere left to hide
It is absolutely mind-boggling that President Jacob Zuma refuses to come to terms with reality. For a while now he has abused the race card to...
A Workers’ Day for deadbeats
A Workers’ Day for deadbeats
I think it’s fair to say that President Jacob Zuma has given notice and is exhibiting all the characteristics of an employee seeing out his...
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
Don’t blame poverty on the poor
It is very difficult to face up to the role that luck plays in our lives. Luck is not something you have control over. Luck just happens to...
CEO sleepout just a cottage industry
CEO sleepout just a cottage industry
‘Good evening, Mrs Tshabalala! How lovely to see you. I’m Mr Hotshot CEO™ and, as you know, I’m here for the CEO SleepOut™.
Death by Windows updates
Death by Windows updates
THE FIFTH COLUMN“Please do not unplug or power off your machine,” the screen read, which I took as a threat minus the “or else” bit, so I...
It’s radical economic gibberish
It’s radical economic gibberish
There is no such thing as “radical economic transformation”. This meaningless phrase is now almost as much a part of our South African lexicon...
No confidence motion: On what basis could ConCourt find in favour of a secret ballot?
No confidence motion: On what basis could ConCourt find in favour of a secret ballot?
SERJEANT AT THE BARIn 2014, during and after the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, many public commentators became experts on the concept of...
Winning is just so much fun
Winning is just so much fun
THE FIFTH COLUMN
ConCourt should find for the UDM
ConCourt should find for the UDM
I hope the Constitutional Court will hear the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) case about whether the speaker of Parliament has, at the very...
SA’s democratic foundations shaken
SA’s democratic foundations shaken
An aspect of the groundswell against President Jacob Zuma’s looting ways has been bothering me. I could not quite figure out, until now, what...
Shuffling to a standstill: A Caucasian's protest
Shuffling to a standstill: A Caucasian's protest
Last week, axed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan unashamedly called for mass mobilisation. Whether drunk or under the influence of a dagga, I’m...
Just how far can South Africa's courts reach?
Just how far can South Africa's courts reach?
The increasingly desperate shape of our politics means the courts are moving into ever more fraught territory. Over the past decade, as Parliament...
ANC, SACP must act with haste
ANC, SACP must act with haste
I suspect it is easier to find someone to claim, brazenly, that colonialism was not all that bad than it is to find someone willing to disagree...
The Gobble Rapture is imminent
The Gobble Rapture is imminent
“Damn him to the hottest fires of hell!” cries high priest Myxomatosis ecstatically, before crashing drunkenly off the platform provided.

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