All I want for my 80th birthday is the ANC voted out

Too much to hope for, perhaps?

This year is my 80th and the ANC’s 25th since democracy. And I hope to survive the election with a new government in power.

All I want for my 80th birthday is the ANC voted out
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ANC must publish its election candidate lists

The ANC must publish its election candidate lists

Remember, there is no ‘vote for Cyril’. You vote for a party, in this case for a list full of Zuptas.
Resolve to get better leaders this year

Resolve to get better leaders this year

Where to start a revolution? We only have one way open to us. The ballot box. So, let’s cast our vote for the Democratic Alliance, warts and all.
Zuma cleaning up his image is a real cause for concern

Zuma cleaning up his image is a real cause for concern

It needs to be pointed out that those who aligned themselves with state capture over the past decade are now gunning for citizens’ vote.
Things can only get better

Things can only get better

January 1. We started the year in a mess, feeling a lot worse for wear and wondering if we didn’t end up paying someone else’s bill.
Hail to the thieves – ourselves

Hail to the thieves – ourselves

Examples of a society descending into anarchy – where each individual says ‘to hell with the rules, I am getting mine’ – are not hard to find.
In May there’s an opportunity to influence 2019’s outcome

In May there’s an opportunity to influence 2019’s outcome

Calling on Democratic Alliance voters to vote tactically to help Ramaphosa is a specious argument in our proportional representation system.
Maybe I should rather ceaselessly cry about Zuma

Maybe I should rather ceaselessly cry about Zuma

I should’ve stuck with weepy tear ducts. So what if Zuma is elected and my eyes leak.
Global warming, foreign ‘invasion’ threaten rural Eastern Cape

Global warming, foreign ‘invasion’ threaten rural Eastern Cape

What is the future of entrepreneurship when foreigners take over business, and subsistence and small scale farming have taken a hit?
Reflections on a very mixed year

Reflections on a very mixed year

Luckily a new year brings new opportunities and I intend to make the most of it.
It’s time to get to the point, Mr President

It’s time to get to the point, Mr President

People are tired of long-winded speeches and slogans that do not tell us what is to be achieved, how it will happen and by when.
Cultures differ… respect those differences

Cultures differ… respect those differences

African cultures do not scatter the ashes of their loved ones in oceans and other public places, but do not protest when other cultures do so.
Lack of proper policing caused Clifton beach debacle

Lack of proper policing caused Clifton beach debacle

If police did their jobs, security guards would not act as law enforcers.
Fanatics are doing genuine feminists a disservice

Fanatics are doing genuine feminists a disservice

The subject has been hijacked by loonies who make a mockery of what should be a concerted attempt to right what was wrong for far too long.

 

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