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WAITING FOR A SIGN

One has to wonder when the penny will drop. When not only the disillusioned and the sad people of South Africa will realize the depths to which we have plummeted, but when government will send us a sign to say Read More

Kippas Against Hate

The sun has set on Shabbat and Jews in Johannesburg are preparing for a night out. And I am worried. Really worried. Worried because following an anti-Semitic attack on some 12th grade kids last Saturday night, the South African Jewish

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Much Ado About Nothing – South Africa and WikiLeaks

It has taken a while, but finally, earlier this week, South Africans awoke to the announcement that we had our very own Wikileaks scandal, at last. To add to the wonder, it all happened at the very same time when

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One Wife Too Many

The problem with having a bunch of wives is that should one of them decide to poison you, well, she is more likely to get away with it for a lot longer than one would ideally like. And if you

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We Laugh Through the Tears – SONA2015

I wouldn’t have missed the State of the Nation Address last night for anything in the world. Although I can’t say with any certainty that I recall any SONA prior to 2015, all South Africans knew that last night’s event

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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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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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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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