Thursday, October 22, 2020

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PURELY PIP – Could SONA be the kick in the pants...

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Yoh! Just as I was coming to terms with the Stazi in Parliament and people in funny hats not being the 80s flashback I...
Max du Preez

Corruption has become ‘The New Normal’

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"I want you to get up right now. Go to your windows. Open them and stick your head out and yell: I'm as mad...

POEM: I Wanted to Grow Old in Africa

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A beautiful poem from freelance writer, poet and author Cyndi Barker, originally from Zimbabwe... now living in the United Kingdom: I wanted to grow old in...
Home in South Africa

South Africa – To Stay or To Go?

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I didn’t want to write this blog. Because it seems like whenever South Africans get into the discussion of whether to stay or whether...

Some of My Best Friends are Expats, But…

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Some of my best friends are expats. No, really. I’ve been through two waves of people leaving South Africa for various reasons, to the...
Mandela Day South Africa 2015

Reflections on Building the South Africa of Nelson Mandela’s Dreams

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There is a debate in South Africa about who Nelson Mandela belongs to, as though he is the property of someone, a political party...

Viv Vermaak: “A R5, A ‘Voetsek’ and a Burning Loin”

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I come home to find Samson under the big tree in the front garden. He’s made a fire and looks disgruntled that I am...
Marlize Venter

Moving to Australia? Come Humble or Be Humbled

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Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey. We walked into a Maccas (Mac Donalds) in Yanchep (a beautiful small coastal town about 15...

‘White Monopoly Capital’: An Excuse to Avoid South Africa’s Real Problems

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The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a...
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...
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