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.

I love a good party. Especially a good New Year’s Eve party with live music and dancing and cold beer and a midnight countdown followed by spectacular fireworks.

Things can only get better
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.
20 years of life in just 400 words

20 years of life in just 400 words

2019 is the year in which I will have written this column for two uninterrupted decades. Quite a thought.
What a ‘real revolutionary’ looks like, and it ain’t Malema

What a ‘real revolutionary’ looks like, and it ain’t Malema

If you explore how a country like Vietnam was able to give the world’s greatest superpower a bloody nose, the differences are stark.
The stars are no limit with a Mega drive

The stars are no limit with a Mega drive

If the drive’s ‘push’ is real, it would open the doors to the rest of the universe for us.
Now braaing comes under threat

Now braaing comes under threat

A sad day if ever the conventional braai loses its appeal, making way for an introverted species preferring the cold company of cyber characters.
What future does SA offer foreigners and their SA-born children?

What future does SA offer foreigners and their SA-born children?

Is this a country that does not tolerate foreign nationals and renders their local-born children stateless?
How to win a festive family war

How to win a festive family war

We all compete when it comes to gifts, cooking skills, well-behaved children … I don’t often win these undeclared wars.
The tragi-comedy that is SA politics

The tragi-comedy that is SA politics

To quote the great American philosopher and statesman Donald Trump: ‘SAD!’
Christmas shows we have lost the spirit of family

Christmas shows we have lost the spirit of family

Some children and families never experience the love some of us did over the festive period.
Red-nosed Rudolph does the toyi-toyi

Red-nosed Rudolph does the toyi-toyi

‘Don’t ask why! We won’t fly!’ Rudolph chanted, as the other buck joined in and toyi-toyied around him.
Sri Lanka: fairy-tale ending?

Sri Lanka: fairy-tale ending?

The despot resigns and the president grudgingly ‘reappoints’ the legitimate prime minister. Virtue triumphs, and joy is unconfined. Maybe they even live happily ever after
Even a cut ’n blow gets in your hair

Even a cut ’n blow gets in your hair

To make a start writing this column is usually a battle royal.
Orchids and Onions: Clever telemarketing works the best deal for you, MTN

Orchids and Onions: Clever telemarketing works the best deal for you, MTN

Good Home Alone ad gets an Orchid – but also an Onion for being invasive.
SA’s ailing health sector has made itself sick

SA’s ailing health sector has made itself sick

One would expect the department of health and the HPCSA would be bending over backwards to assist medical school graduates… but no.
Merry Christmas, and may all your ceilings be white

Merry Christmas, and may all your ceilings be white

Like everyone else, I have ceilings in my life that limit my growth and progression.
The year the drama starring Jacob Zuma came to an end

The year the drama starring Jacob Zuma came to an end

We will remember Jacob Zuma as a man who put our constitutional democracy to the test, but in 2018 he lost the fight.

 

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