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Generators and Stuff to keep the Lights On

For South Africans, the Grudge Purchase of 2015, thus far, has got to be a back up generator. No longer able to rely on the country’s energy supply company, ESKOM, customers have been forced to either make a plan, or

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Striving for Gold – Checkers Champs

This morning, Shoprite Checkers Sea Point opened late. It was 8:03am and the crowd outside was growing restless. The mood was volatile and any sudden move could spark panic. I knew not to venture too close to the doors as

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Then they came for the Lindt

There are very few things that have thus far been untainted by Islamic fundamentalism. Chocolate is one of them. And of all the brands it is the Lindt name that has hovered suspiciously between the mortal and the celestial. It

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A Letter to my son

Dear Judah, Next week you become a Jewish man. Your family and your community will form a circle of love around you, and they will pulsate to the rhythm of your parents and your grandparents, and all of those who

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Failure of Power

The threat of a countrywide blackout is slowly sneaking into the public domain. A hint here and a veiled reference there, and suddenly it is all around us. It is slowly taking shape in our consciousness and we can’t quite

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Family Functions and Death

We had a family function last week. And although we all loved every moment of the celebration, there is nothing comparable to the euphoria that we are experiencing, now that it is all behind us. To put it in perspective,

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Bring Back Our Girls – when good whatssapps go bad

The delicate flowers of the 2014 Kfar Group left for Israel earlier this week. The program is a 10-week one where 16-year-old girls and boys have the opportunity to study at an Israeli school, tour the country and gain leadership

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ESKOM and the GOD Delusion

It’s a miserable day in Johannesburg. It’s a dark morning with low clouds and a cold uncomfortable breeze that catches you off guard. It’s meant to be a bright summer’s day but God and Eskom have decided that there is

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Oscar – Questioning Justice

Some years ago, in my final year of Law School, my partner and I were asked to defend a young man who had been charged with the murder, during a drunken brawl on Christmas Day. Both were 18. The story

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Liverpool Supporters – Do we walk Alone

It might be that it is all part of my midlife crises. It might be that I have simply grown up enough to be able to be a kid again or it might be simply that I have, at 45

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