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Steal my data, feed me lies

Snowdon's book tells the world about his work for the US government, and how he grew disaffected with what they were up to

‘Skin Deep’ peels race science

This book is an important fightback against the re-emergence of  racist genetic determinism

Doors, chairs and what lies between

One might say that all the doors we pass through in our lives are ours. They belong to us, just because we passed through them, or we belong to them

Moz miners’ misery unveiled

Migrant workers faced many depredations on their railway trips to and from Mozambique

I want to pay but Jo’burg won’t let me

My fresh billing crisis goes back nearly two years now

In God’s name you are now an ATM

The prayers of the ATM, which is a different kind of ATM to the one Shepherd Bushiri would like to make of me, are more apparent

SA’s dirty, dangerous habit

Two books, one political and the other about trade, brings home that we’re a country of spooks

Quilled or typed, it’s writ

If we are not thinking of a quill, when we say someone has “penned” a book, are we thinking of a standard ballpoint pen?

On politics and divine instruction

When someone with such a magnificent name, and holding such an impressive position, tells you something, you have to believe her

Healing from shame is a marathon task

Carastavrakis wants to help others and give them the benefit of his experience

The biggest mess ever broadcast

The fight for press freedom and against Hlaudi’s antics is documented by one of the SABC8

Trump pays in messiah money

The Trump coin, at least, echoes another element of the BIN story about the Pilgrim’s Road. It mentions some coins found during the excavations

When bouncers shoot bouncers

Author probes battles of security and gangsters

Dylan pulls off another put-on

As Picasso said, though he may have had TS Eliot’s words put in his mouth: “Good artists copy; great artists steal.”​

Full account of Free State skullduggery

The distance between the ANC general secretary’s looting and ‘fake news’ is seemingly a straight line

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