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Straight & 2 Beers: Ours is truly a land of plenty

Johannesburg - A while back, I was in a nightclub in Mozambique with media colleagues from South Africa. We had just witnessed the most spectacular...

Fun Valley deal comes back to haunt Safa and Jordaan

Johannesburg - The purchase of the Fun Valley Resort and Entertainment Centre in the south of Johannesburg as Safa’s “state-of-the-art” technical training and camping...

Is digital vax passport in SA a good move?

Johannesburg - Last Sunday saw President Cyril Ramaphosa somewhat succumbing to pressure by various lobby groups calling for relaxation of some lockdown regulations. He proclaimed...

So sad to watch my country sink to low level

Johannesburg - Announcements were made not so long ago that a number of post offices were closing due to lack of money. Indeed, the post...

Reopening of candidates list is within the law and constitutional

Johannesburg - Initially it struck me that the DA is right to insist that the Constitutional Court could not have meant for the Independent...

Straight & 2 Beers: More kindness is all we need

Johannesburg - This week was my umchana’s birthday and as an uncle, I did what malumes do. I took him out to buy braai vleis. He’s...

A land full of untold hope, opportunities

Johannesburg - People often ask me why I haven’t left South Africa and sought greener pastures. I am constantly reminded of all the problems we...

Ray of light shines at the end of dark tunnel for...

Johannesburg - Like many, the Covid-19 pandemic has severely disrupted our personal lives. As economists, it has also challenged our ability to forecast economic variables. As...

Politicians back on the streets to herd their voting cows home

Johannesburg - Here we go again. For two months it will be raining T-shirts and food parcels. The tar-less streets where the downtrodden live will soon...

Linguistic violence part of broader racist attack on black dignity

Johannesburg - This past week, DA politician and Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, found himself deservedly in hot...

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