Monday, September 28, 2020

“I Choose the Greater Fear” – A Letter to My Fellow...

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We all have our fears and the fear of personal injury must rank right up there for most of us – certainly for me....
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People who send their kids to Boarding School should not have...

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Believe it or not, as I was driving to work yesterday the topic of discussion was about the upcoming school year. In the Middle...

50 Shades of Grey – An Outsider’s Thoughts on the American...

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(I wonder, can anyone anywhere be considered an outsider given the implications of the election results for the world at large?) The ongoing protests and occasional...
Emigration South Africa

Heartfelt Account of SA’s “Emigration Carousel” as More South Africans Want...

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It is said that if you live long enough, you will experience most things twice — my grandpa, poor man, had the misfortune to...

Teaching Mandarin Another Slap in the Face for African Languages

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It’s said that behind every powerful language is an army and money. Consider the case of English. In South Africa, as in its other...
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One Expat’s Rant: “This is Africa” Warnings

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On my recent visit back to South Africa for two weeks, something really bothered me for a number of reasons. I was at morning market...

Nitanja Steyn: The Yearning of a South African Heart

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South African expat Nitanja Steyn has lived in the Netherlands, the US and Germany since leaving SA in 2014. But no matter where she...

It’s Not ‘Free’ If I Am Paying for It, Poepol!

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I’ve stripped my moer for these blooming students now! Hear ye! Hear ye! This is the most important paragraph of this whole piece: The Government...
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You Need a Plan to Live in South Africa

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There's a great future in South Africa...but you must have a plan. Here's mine: 1. There are many places much worse than South Africa....with grinding...

Cees Bruggemans: The Zuma Effect Runs Deep

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From early April I understand short-term commercial bank deposits to have shot up, indicative of a pullback by average SA businesses in their economic...
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