Flying solo in Dakar not for faint-hearted

Tireless drivers navigating their way across treacherous terrain for weeks on end defying the odds of nature.

The Dakar Rally has always fascinated me.

Flying solo in Dakar not for faint-hearted
Flying solo in Dakar not for faint-hearted

Flying solo in Dakar not for faint-hearted

Tireless drivers navigating their way across treacherous terrain for weeks on end defying the odds of nature.

ANC promises jobs, while destroying what creates jobs

ANC promises jobs, while destroying what creates jobs

The governing party is lying about what the role of a government should be in a healthy economy.
ATM? What were they thinking?

ATM? What were they thinking?

Surely when coming up with a party name, you’d pause to consider what its acronym will be.
Be careful of the promises you make, ANC

Be careful of the promises you make, ANC

You will meet them again in the streets when service delivery protests return.
Why the ANC eyeing our pensions is so terrifying

Why the ANC eyeing our pensions is so terrifying

There’s a hole in our economy, Dear Liza, Dear Liza.
Can we please just stop faking it

Can we please just stop faking it

Moozlie’s fake car crash stunt might seem clever to those who dreamt it up. To the rest of us, it’s simply deception.
Racism during the Cape fire was not ‘lekker’ at all

Racism during the Cape fire was not ‘lekker’ at all

A fire department truck raced by, men hanging from its windows, thumbs up, yelling ‘lekker!’ – presumably because ‘white’ homes were burning.
Don’t play the populist card too often, Cyril

Don’t play the populist card too often, Cyril

We understand that everyone makes big promises come election time, but let’s try to stay this side of reality.
It’s sad to see tennis ace Murray go like this

It’s sad to see tennis ace Murray go like this

It was heart-rending to see Andy Murray fighting off the tears about his enduring physical pain.
Create jobs, don’t exploit workers

Create jobs, don’t exploit workers

People who serve customers at some Mugg & Bean stores are only paid a commission fee on food they serve, not a salary.
A racist cop is not above the law

A racist cop is not above the law

There must be no place for racism of any sort in this country and all offenders should be dealt with equally harshly, no matter who they are.
Jaundiced Eye: Migrants can soon expect a far frostier welcome

Jaundiced Eye: Migrants can soon expect a far frostier welcome

The less-skilled and less well-off everywhere are susceptible to populism for the same reason: they believe they are being deprived of privileges by outsiders.
Albie Morkel – born to entertain

Albie Morkel – born to entertain

Many feel he never reached his full potential on the international stage but having said that, he hangs up his spikes with a number of wonderful stats to his name.
Orchids and Onions: Two Onions for Woolworths

Orchids and Onions: Two Onions for Woolworths

And two Onions for the tacky Vodacom/Showmax ad – at least Toyota’s latest TV ad is for its Hilux team deserves a plump Orchid.
SA needs to train more artisans

SA needs to train more artisans

Many students who should be getting a technical – and usable – qualification are wasting their youth at university.
Spain’s organ donor policy might be the answer

Spain’s organ donor policy might be the answer

Attention needs to be paid to the legal situation where an organ donor’s family still has the right of veto over that decision.
Rail transport, the Prasa way: die, whine, repeat

Rail transport, the Prasa way: die, whine, repeat

It’s easier to wring hands, walking with furrowed brows, tut-tutting over yet another killing field, than to actually account for what’s happening.
It’s war: our medical aid vs an angel

It’s war: our medical aid vs an angel

I have the uneasy feeling that it’s much easier to deal with diseases, pests and eventually death than it is to deal with medical funds.
Prasa heads must roll after latest train crash

Prasa heads must roll after latest train crash

It should be the absolute priority of any rail organisation that signal failures be treated as emergencies and that train movements be instantly halted.
Maybe Africa just doesn’t like us

Maybe Africa just doesn’t like us

Not surprising, given our own xenophobia and arrogance. And that is far more worrying than the loss of a football tournament.
Why does Malema pick fights with the press?

Why does Malema pick fights with the press?

Duelling with the media is often the preserve of weak leaders because often they have something to hide, such as corruption or leadership shortfalls.
High cost of living is no excuse not to be ready for school

High cost of living is no excuse not to be ready for school

We prepare well for holidays but feign horror at the price of our children’s education? We cannot abdicate from the responsibilities of parenting.
‘Sick with rage’ – Petzer’s video sparks anti-Semitic frenzy

‘Sick with rage’ – Petzer’s video sparks anti-Semitic frenzy

What began as a smear campaign against a Jewish comedian opened a frightening Pandora’s Box of hatred.
Budding sport stars need real support

Budding sport stars need real support

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi this week got right to the heart of the problem: that if transformation is to be real, then it has to start at grassroots level.
MK: it’s not about personal gain

MK: it’s not about personal gain

Those who formed Umkhonto we Sizwe fought apartheid to make a genuinely better life for all South Africans.

 

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