WOOLWORTHS AND WEDDINGS

I was at my niece’s wedding yesterday when I felt my phone vibrate. It was about an hour before the ceremony was due to begin and I was standing a little removed from where the bride was having her photos

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GWEDE MANTASHE STAMPS HIS FOOT

Gwede Mantashe is a not a smart man. He cannot be. There is simply no way that he would appear on national television and lambaste a troublesome Judiciary if he fully understood the consequences of his words. If he were,

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The Sinai Indaba: Reminding us that we are more than just Zionists

When my eldest son was elected head of the South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) on Wits campus, he had great plans. He wanted to re introduce kosher food to campus, create a Jewish learning centre and programs for

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Apartheid?

It was some time in the late 1970s, a time when South Africa was deeply committed to its apartheid dream that a friend of my parents came from England to visit. Although from Johannesburg we were on holiday in the

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AL-BASHIR AND THE UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE

It must be tremendously reassuring to the Department of Home Affairs that President Omar al-Bashir is over 18 years old. Otherwise they could never let him leave. That is not without his full unabridged birth certificate and a signed affidavits

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Cinderella and the Mossad

This time they have gone too far. And it’s just not funny anymore. Maybe, it never even was (funny). And whereas the Mossad is no stranger to accusations and conspiracy theory, the latest revelation, if proven, would shock and unnerve

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CAITLIN, HOMER AND MIGRANT CRISES

You want to know something interesting? Last week, whereas 19.35% of global news media coverage was devoted to the freshly-femaled Caitlin Jenner, only 18.01% percentage was awarded to Isis and their poor behavior. The world press, it would seem, deemed

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A Warm Welcome

If this was a family occasion I would begin with a greeting. “It is indeed a pleasure”, I would say, “to welcome Israel and her representatives to the BDS-Bash.” I would add further that this event just hasn’t been the

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If it walks like a Duck

South Africans are used to being lied to. For decades the Apartheid Government told its citizens that there were major advantages to “Separate Development,” that the different educations systems were equal and that its armed forces were not supporting the

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