IT’S GOOD TO BE THE KING!

Jacob Zuma is missing the point. The fact that South Africans cope through humour doesn’t make any of this funny. It is not a shared joke that South Africans are enjoying with their leader. He needs to stop laughing because

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A broken tooth

I am always anxious when turning on my phone after the Holidays. This year with Shabbat leading directly into a two day Shavuot I was even more jittery than usual. And this year I had good reason to be because

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STAYING HOME WITH HOME AFFAIRS

If I were one who updated his Facebook status, I would write, “Howard Feldman is feeling proud”. Proud because South Africa, from June, will be on the front lines in the global fight against child-trafficking. It’s method’s are crafty and

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This is Not Disneyland

South Africans remember well the build up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The country became a giant construction site, people registered and converted their homes to accommodate international visitors, the daily countdown to readiness, the stadiums and the flags

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Three Days and Dreading…

It’s not to say I am ungrateful. Really I am not. But the thought of spending a three-day-yom tov (that’s 72 hours) with little reprieve does fill me with a feeling of dreaded anticipation. And although this year all observant

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ESKOM AND THE MARCH

With stage 2 load shedding implemented as we speak, it is a real comfort to know that finally someone is doing something about the dastardly Eskom. And it’s the ANC. They have had enough of all this nonsense and in

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Hitler and Vervoerd in a Turbulent Country

When Mcebo Dlamini, president of the Wits University SRC, publicly stated that he admired Hitler, people got upset. When Alistair Sparks, “Veteran Journalist” publicly noted how intelligent Hendrik Verwoerd was, people tried not to. The realm of free speech in

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SPARKS OF VERWOERD

It’s not complicated. One doesn’t stand up in South Africa (or anywhere) and laud Verwoerd. It doesn’t get much more simple than that, even if you are a “Veteran” journalist. It’s offensive and it’s rude and it hurts people. And

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Nzimande and the boy in the scarf

Nzimande is no friend of Israel. He has always hated it and will continue to hate it.   It’s almost a year since a Jewish South African teenager from a Jewish day school took to the stage wearing a poorly

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REFLECTING DLAMINI

It must be more than a little upsetting for Wits VC, Professor Adam Habib to be accused of “caving in” to Zionist Jewish pressure following the removal of Mcebo Dlamini as President of the SRC. Mcebo recently publicly expressed his

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