Columns 10.9.2018 08:00 am

Trump and Co want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees

What really matters is power, as Netanyahu helpfully pointed out, and he and Trump believe they hold all the cards.

Who said this? “The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive.

Trump and Co want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees
Trump and Co want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees

Trump and Co want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees

What really matters is power, as Netanyahu helpfully pointed out, and he and Trump believe they hold all the cards.

Jaundiced Eye: Poor Moyane must be so disappointed in Massone
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Jaundiced Eye: Poor Moyane must be so disappointed in Massone

He must have been dismayed by the performance last week of Bain & Company’s managing partner in South Africa.
Orchids and Onions – Nando’s not chicken in deflating egos
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Orchids and Onions – Nando’s not chicken in deflating egos

A huge fail for your billboard outside the Wanderers featuring the name ‘Rabada’, Web Africa. Speed over to collect your Onion.
Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions
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Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions

Rouseff’s Operation Car Wash, which targets both corrupt politicians and businesspeople who buy them up, has brought hope but destroyed Lula.
Ramaphosa is playing the long game
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Ramaphosa is playing the long game

We should not blame him for keeping certain Zuma adherents in his Cabinet. He knows their time is coming – in 2019 when he starts his own term of office.
The rise in human trafficking must be curbed
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The rise in human trafficking must be curbed

Government will launch task forces for everything under the sun, so when are they going to do something to combat the rise of traffickers?
Let’s all be active citizens and build this country
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Let’s all be active citizens and build this country

Each community, including those which may appear dysfunctional, has that ability to make things better.
There’s no place like home
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There’s no place like home

What’s left to come home to? A friendly response from passport officers at our airports, a beaming tour bus operator, neighbours and our pups.
Fact is, old rockers never die
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Fact is, old rockers never die

I was thinking about Granma Spice, Geriatric Spice, Zombie Spice, Dried Spice and Push-up Spice. And I mean that with the utmost admiration.
Sometimes, DA, just shut up
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Sometimes, DA, just shut up

In the hours after a little boy’s body was found decomposing in a ditch, the DA should have resisted their almost automatic urge by now to just blame the ANC.
Facebook? Bury your face in a book instead
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Facebook? Bury your face in a book instead

Hardy souls in different parts of the world are giving up social media in all its forms for the 30 days of September.
Jaundiced Eye: Darwin Awards is an arena where SA can shine
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Jaundiced Eye: Darwin Awards is an arena where SA can shine

We might not do brilliantly at the Olympics. We don’t win the Maths Olympiads or the World Chess Championships. But at being terminally dumb…
Singling out minorities for special opprobrium is unacceptable
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Singling out minorities for special opprobrium is unacceptable

The less able you are to attract support using good governance and policies, the more likely your bigotry will show.
Orchids and Onions: Flag Bearer ads have a happy taste, for real
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Orchids and Onions: Flag Bearer ads have a happy taste, for real

Politicians need to learn that they are not the story. So, City of Joburg, you get this week’s Onion for unnecessary ego-stroking.
The high seas need to get fishy again
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The high seas need to get fishy again

Closing the high seas to commercial fishing would create a ‘fish bank’, producing more fish – many of which then migrate closer to the coast and boost the catch there by 18%.
Get experts to do any job properly
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Get experts to do any job properly

We need government for the people by the people. Not government for the party by politicians.
We should all salute the courageous Vytjie Mentor
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We should all salute the courageous Vytjie Mentor

We have failed to admire her courage to speak out against very powerful people: Zuma, the Guptas and some cronies who hold levers of state power.
Get off your knees and work to solve problems
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Get off your knees and work to solve problems

Why would someone blindly believe the answer to their problems lies in a solution sold on a church’s Facebook page?
Cyril’s lies of the land trump the truth
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Cyril’s lies of the land trump the truth

The president’s contradictory statements ultimately appease neither populists nor investors.
Tuning in to a noisy Welsh trio
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Tuning in to a noisy Welsh trio

Normally, I’d switch off when these pesky users sprout forth in public. But this time, having nothing else to occupy my holiday mood mind, I concentrate.
Women need to work together to achieve equality
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Women need to work together to achieve equality

Every woman should challenge themselves to help another in the best way they are equipped to.
At inquiries, the devil’s in the detail
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At inquiries, the devil’s in the detail

It might seem the camel’s back has already been broken regarding state capture, but giving up now would be like stopping cancer treatment at the first sign of remission.
Three little words I dread
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Three little words I dread

Trust me, nothing good can ever follow once those words are uttered.
Oh, what one could do with an Mcebisi Jonas-sized bribe
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Oh, what one could do with an Mcebisi Jonas-sized bribe

The former deputy finance minister is a stronger-willed character than most, clearly.
Commitment with a capital C isn’t dead. It’s just rare
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Commitment with a capital C isn’t dead. It’s just rare

We live in a time when it’s almost too easy to walk away. Which makes it all the more remarkable when that doesn’t happen.
Jaundiced Eye – Pain for Bain at Sars inquiry
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Jaundiced Eye – Pain for Bain at Sars inquiry

Look out for the Bain team on television when they testify next week. They’ll be the guys in sharp suits and designer balaclavas.

 

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