The Whole Child Leaving Home Thing

South Africans are both blessed and cursed. We are fortunate in many ways that culturally it’s not a “right-of-passage” for us to have to go to university away from home. And many don’t. They choose to stay with their family,

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Not With a Bang But a Whimper

And suddenly we have a ceasefire. The sirens have fallen silent, the air is still and life resumes. Bewildered and perplexed, unnerved and untrusting, hopeful and skeptical we have to wonder what just happened. As people emerge slowly and tentatively

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The New Maranos

  We have become the New Maranos. Like our counterparts in Spain in the 1400s, Diaspora Jews are finding themselves in an invidious position. Constantly called upon to swear allegiance to our place of domicile, the country that houses our

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Mugabe Speaks Out – finally

What a relief the BDS and other critics of Israel must be feeling right now. What a fantastic victory they have won. Robert Mugabe has publicly weighed in with his support for sanctions against Israel. It’s true. At a recent

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A World Gone Mad

Is it that time in the circle of our history again? It seems just yesterday that some of us, the fortunate ones, emerged broken and scarred from the rubble of a still smoldering Europe. When we struggled to recover from

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Bring Back Ugly Babies!

I was feeling slightly nostalgic earlier today. I was remembering a time, back in May 2014, when Facebook was filled with ugly children and overweight parents building sandcastles on polluted beaches. A time when we could brag about holidays that

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion – for Dummies

Unlike John Lennon I’m no dreamer. I don’t imagine a world where we stand together as one, at least not yet. And given the latest media assault, counter assaults, petitions and counter petitions, statements and rebuttals, allegations and denials, I

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It takes a Village to raise a child – the Dangers of Poor Accessory choices

The funny thing is that I never took my late grandmother seriously when she told us that the right accessory could make or break an outfit. If she were alive today to see the furor over a poorly chosen scarf,

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The Malema tweet

“Malema: You don’t touch a jewish in this university, but today we will touch a jew.” Economic Freedom Fighters 2014 /07/24 7:05 pm. I was shocked. We have heard stories of corruption, of intimidation, of poor dress sense, but I

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