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The furious storm ripped through Durban, but life goes on
The furious storm ripped through Durban, but life goes on
Wednesday morning. The light has that soft, still quality that comes with early spring mornings on the East Coast. The air is as gentle as the...
Ghosts of the night watch
Ghosts of the night watch
THE FIFTH COLUMN
Bigotry seldom announces itself 
Bigotry seldom announces itself 
Most white supremacists are not as explicit about their bigotry as Steve Hofmeyr. Most sexual predators are not as brazen as Harvey Weinstein. Most...
The pain of losing a baby
The pain of losing a baby
In November 2014, Wanjiru Kihusa went into labour when she was only 20 weeks pregnant and delivered a stillborn baby girl. She describes it as a...
The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries
The Russian Revolution: a reflection on the role of women revolutionaries
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution – in fact it’s two revolutions. The one in February 1917 overthrew the Russian monarchy. The second one, in October 1917, came...
True story: Zuma unveils phallic erection in his own honour
True story: Zuma unveils phallic erection in his own honour
Wednesday afternoon. Durban’s humid and blustery, the perfect incubator for the flu virus that’s laid me low since Monday.
The banality of corruption
The banality of corruption
There’s a cheesy saying I like because it contains a grain of truth. Apparently one should “judge a person not by their actions, but by their...
Chairs to you, new regional chair
Chairs to you, new regional chair
Congratulations to the newly elected Eastern Cape ANC conference regional chairperson. We trust that you will lead from the front, with a chair...
Mind the gender pain gap
Mind the gender pain gap
As with pay, opportunities and promotions, women get short shrift when it comes to their pain being taken seriously. Women in pain get less...
United, the ANC will fall
United, the ANC will fall
The ANC is very obviously caught between a rock and a hard place. If it continues to sabotage itself with seemingly intractable factional battles,...
Hamba kahle Mntungwa, a militant diplomat of note
Hamba kahle Mntungwa, a militant diplomat of note
Tuesday morning. It’s absurdly early. Arthritis is a ruthlessly efficient alarm clock.
The red-letter month that kind of wasn’t
The red-letter month that kind of wasn’t
After my recent calendrical lucubrations on the French revolutionary adjustments to the measurement of time, and on the eve of the centenary of the...
The loudest noise is her silence
The loudest noise is her silence
At one point there are 11 people in the courtroom. Two of them are women — me and the judge’s clerk. The rest are men — attorneys,...

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