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And the award goes to ...
And the award goes to ...
The award has a weight to it, which tells you it’s an important award to win. Of all the awards it’s the most important one.
In God's name you are now an ATM
In God's name you are now an ATM
Funny — in the same week as I got an email purporting to come from Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, offering me millions in prosperity-gospel monies...
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
Quilled or typed, it’s writ
I wonder occasionally why that particularly loathsome locution, to say someone has “penned” a book (only slightly more loathsome than to say...
Terms of social engagement
Terms of social engagement
The digital realm has turned dating on its head. From sending nude images to the ability to find sex in another country before you arrive, the...
The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd
The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd
I’ve been a brand for 10 years now. I have a logo, a website and an email signature that contains the logo. I’ve been using a company name and...
Young South Africans to lead the revolution
Young South Africans to lead the revolution
In 2005, I appeared in the inaugural edition of the Mail & Guardian’s 100 Young South Africans. As a reward for this achievement, I was...
Dylan pulls off another put-on
Dylan pulls off another put-on
There has been a certain amount of huffing and puffing about Martin Scorsese’s new work on Bob Dylan, his account of Dylan’s 1975-1976 tour....
There’s a green new deal in Melville
There’s a green new deal in Melville
My enthusiastic friend and I went to the Green Market at Melville’s 27 Boxes last Sunday. It’s apparently a regular thing — “organic...
Abortion hypocrisy kills women
Abortion hypocrisy kills women
Opposition to abortion is so intense that even where women have the legal right to terminate their pregnancy, it can be extremely difficult to get...
A hundred years on and I see you, ICU
A hundred years on and I see you, ICU
CLR James, the great Caribbean intellectual, published two books in 1938. The first, The Black Jacobins, is an account of the Haitian Revolution...
Secularism is not the answer to fundamentalist violence
Secularism is not the answer to fundamentalist violence
Religious fundamentalist violence is becoming increasingly pervasive and enduring in many parts of the world. In the past few years alone, we have...

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