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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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THE TIMES, THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

According the April 13th’s magnificent Cape Times Editorial, the P5+1 Iranian nuclear deal is “a crushing defeat for the war-mongering Zionist generals who had been hell-bent on bombing Iran’s nuclear capability to smithereens.” The foremost question to be asked, on

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WE ARE NOT KENYAN

It is not possible to react with real emotion to every tragedy that we are introduced to. Some capture our imagination and our hearts. And some, although unarguably more tragic, leave us saddened but not adequately moved. Last week’s massacre

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Obama, Hamlet and the Tragedy of Procrastination

Pretty much anyone who has read any Shakespeare has read the sad tale of Hamlet. And pretty much anyone who has done so will know that the tragedy occurred largely because Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, was plagued by the

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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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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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Does Social Media Make Us Angry

Over the last few months I have written a fair number of articles that I have had published on various online as well print mediums. They have ranged from taking South Africa media to task over distorted and quite frankly

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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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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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