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Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange

It’s all a bit like Mum and Dad trying to convince their loutish freeloading sprog, now in his late 40s, to vacate the basement and get a job.

Marry in haste, repent at leisure. Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange
Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange

Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange

It’s all a bit like Mum and Dad trying to convince their loutish freeloading sprog, now in his late 40s, to vacate the basement and get a job.

You want a cow with that win? How about a biscuit?
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You want a cow with that win? How about a biscuit?

It makes you wonder how much thought organisers actually put in when crafting a trophy.
Orchids and Onions: Nespresso does go big
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Orchids and Onions: Nespresso does go big

An Orchid because it’s different. It’s Clooney. And an Onion to Facebook for ‘silver bullet’ marketing miss based on snooping.
Stop stereotyping ‘foreigners’ for dealing in drugs
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Stop stereotyping ‘foreigners’ for dealing in drugs

No single race or nationality has a monopoly on the increasingly profitable and sophisticated underworld of trafficking and selling drugs.
Tip for Tito: This child needs more than VAT and fuel levies to grow
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Tip for Tito: This child needs more than VAT and fuel levies to grow

An economy is not a child: it doesn’t grow without encouragement.
Cyril’s panel-beating of the economy may be paying off
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Cyril’s panel-beating of the economy may be paying off

The combination of Mboweni and Ramaphosa is promising to be the key to unlocking the logjam in economic growth.
Justice must be served in SA
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Justice must be served in SA

It’s no surprise that many feel we are living in a vacuum in terms of law and order. Lady Justice in SA has lost all visibility.
Who will deliver the mini-budget today? Tito or Tweeto?
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Who will deliver the mini-budget today? Tito or Tweeto?

Ramaphosa and Mboweni are Teflon twins who create a false impression of being business/investor friendly, even while spouting economic nonsense.
Get a runner and cleft stick if you want reliable delivery
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Get a runner and cleft stick if you want reliable delivery

I subscribed to a UK magazine a year ago. I have only now received the first copy.
Why the EFF’s Gordhan conspiracy theories are dangerous
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Why the EFF’s Gordhan conspiracy theories are dangerous

Conspiracy theories are dangerous if peddled to gullible supporters such as some of those who support Malema.
On men’s health, Dad and I are on the same page
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On men’s health, Dad and I are on the same page

The Movember Foundation’s message is simple: no matter the shape or style of your Mo this Movember, your face can inspire donations, conversations and real change.
Hunting for sport is a double-edged sword
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Hunting for sport is a double-edged sword

When farmers and ranchers realised the value of what they were sitting on, they protected that asset, and now the game industry is booming, and provides thousands of jobs.
Cyril has shown Mbeki how he could have saved us from Zuma
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Cyril has shown Mbeki how he could have saved us from Zuma

Sars will soon be cleaned up, courtesy of retired Judge Robert Nugent. Similarly, the Public Investment Corporation and the NPA.
Overstepping the mark…
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Overstepping the mark…

If you ignore cricketers that have only played a few Tests, not bowling a no-ball in Test cricket makes you part of an elite club.
Orchids and Onions: A Loud, and Crunchy, Orchid to KFC
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Orchids and Onions: A Loud, and Crunchy, Orchid to KFC

How many of you reading this have not had to bite your tongues as you were rudely, or inefficiently, dealt with by a government employee?
Euphoria over Cyril Ramaphosa turns to anxiety
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Euphoria over Cyril Ramaphosa turns to anxiety

Diplomats and foreign investors widely see the president as the last hope of salvaging Africa’s most industrialised country.
Don’t let your dreams become a burden
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Don’t let your dreams become a burden

It’s all good to dream but young people need to learn about the importance of trusting the process of growth and believing in our journeys.
A salute to those public servants who give a damn
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A salute to those public servants who give a damn

These are the people who stand between a captured South Africa and a South Africa which is well on its way to repair.
Crime pays more than honesty in SA
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Crime pays more than honesty in SA

South Africans have a more than one in 10 chance of being a victim of crime every year – and this excludes bribes and business-related crime.
The ANC’s ‘eye of the needle’ looks quite big
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The ANC’s ‘eye of the needle’ looks quite big

The party’s own leadership policy document must be gathering dust somewhere if the sheer scale of corruption is anything to go by.
SA has lost its moral compass and we need to redirect ourselves
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SA has lost its moral compass and we need to redirect ourselves

We are living in times of moral decay which should leave us very afraid of the times in which our children are growing up.
Let more people see the state capture probe proceedings
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Let more people see the state capture probe proceedings

As the story unfolds at the commission, more South Africans will begin to understand how much we have all been cheated by ANC looting.
Weaving baskets would have been easier
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Weaving baskets would have been easier

My apologies for calling politicians basket cases, as I’ve become one overnight.
The EFF is fighting to save its image
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The EFF is fighting to save its image

The EFF cannot afford to have its political capital demolished by links to alleged corrupt practices. Flimsy defences will not fly.
Not having stamps is the least of the Post Office’s pains
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Not having stamps is the least of the Post Office’s pains

Imagine my shock when the young gentleman behind the counter explained that they had run out of stamps.
The truth hurts, Bongani, but what about Manto?
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The truth hurts, Bongani, but what about Manto?

It may be time for the Sunday Times to also return the awards its reporters won for their piece of innuendo, rumour and gossip about the former health minister.

 

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