26.9.2020 05:09 am
Officious bastards clog the arteries of administration and commerce.
It’s a characteristic of a failing society. As government transparency and accountability decrease, bureaucratic pettiness and red tape increase. In days of yore, when on Heritage Day we still gathered around the tribal braai fires, the tales would flow thick and fast. Tales of passport snafus, identity document cock-ups.
Social media are awash with #Jerusalemachallenge variations. Heritage Day fever.
The SCA found the act was ‘overbroad’ and ‘vague’ and gave Parliament 18 months to remedy the defects. It also dismissed SAHRC’s case against Qwelane.
Heritage Day is a relatively new addition to our burgeoning list of days, people and events to remember.
The former president has been informed that he will be giving testimony for five days in the middle of November but between that and the arms deal matter, he’s got his legal plate full with a medical team advising that he limit his movements.
While the racing industry is cleaning up, it’s important to note that there’s no point in cleaning up the boardrooms when the stables are still full of manure.
Heritage should be something celebrated so that it is no longer simply the adorning of cultural wear on 24 September that signifies pride in one’s cultural origins.
China has always played a constructive role in affairs bearing on Africa’s peace and security and helped African countries enhance capacity building for peace and security.
Imagine just how devastating the pandemic would be if we weren’t all doing our bit for the common good – wielding our hand sanitiser, wearing our masks, restricting our movements.
Other men find it difficult to know exactly what league they should be playing in when it comes to the opposite sex.
Thank you, Jerusalema, for putting the spring back in my step.
Donald Trump is the gag which keeps on giving. He knows very little about a lot of things – but even his idiocy (or more correctly, that of his marketing team) reached new levels this month.
The odds are that when next year’s Nobels are announced, Trump will be neither a peace laureate nor a president.
Uncle Cyril assured us there’s an economic recovery plan in the pipeline, but he didn’t give details – and details are what we need.
While none of our countries should project a big brother attitude, there is also a price to be paid for state and non-state actors not engaging frankly with one another.