Whatever power base the president can craft with cabinet appointments, something else entirely is happening at party HQ.
My car is not happy. In fact, he has been sulking ever since he heard the new carbon tax came into effect yesterday.
The beauty of the inauguration belied the ugliness that lies just below the surface, threatening to derail everything Ramaphosa is putting in place.
The skydiver blaps aside – the 21-gun salute for Cyril and the flypast by Gripen fighters underlined the fact that our armed forces are not Mickey Mouse.
As my friend so elegantly puts it, (some) men think women are just a collection of holes, put together for their amusement.
Public Protector Mkhwebane is a disgrace to the law and an embarrassment to the country. But we should not forget that she is merely fulfilling the unwritten part of her employment contract.

Columns Orchids and onions: BMW’s Benz stunt stuns

But Carsmetic Surgeon’s unfunny sexism needs to be knifed.

Columns Proteas can break World Cup hoodoo

For once, entering the tournament this week they’ll start as one of the underdogs with the bookmakers rating them as joint fourth favourites with New Zealand, behind England, India and Australia.

Columns On Guard: In self-protection, if you don’t know you can, you can’t

The difference between life and death in a sticky situation could come down to KNOWING what you know.

Columns You are like unruly schoolgirls, EFF – enough larasa

If unruliness is the culture the EFF inculcates among its members, it is not setting a good example.

Columns My two-year-old’s brush with gender inequality

Have we entrenched gender inequality so deeply into our cultures that we teach it to two-year-olds at nursery schools, without questioning the foundations these stereotypes are built on?

Columns The Verwoerd school name change exposes our racial insanity

The people screaming loudest against the change appeared to know the least about what was actually going on.

Columns How the DA lost the black vote

The black leadership they have put before us is no more than window-dressing and these individuals have no real political clout.

Columns Was the election a stuff-up?

Election 2019 could have been far better organised.

Columns Carry on, doctor, if you must

I’m still alive and well on the mend.

Columns Ramaphosa’s big challenge is to show there are consequences for corruption

The ‘New Dawn’ needs to turn into actual daylight soon.

Columns Will elections posters still be smiling at us when load shedding hits again?

Those closest to the pap pot have set themselves some big targets.

Columns It’s time for a wake-up call

There is an enormous number of black South Africans who are alienated from the ANC but have been unable to find a political home.

Columns Maybe the loss was better for Leeds

Judging by the current success of English clubs a young Leeds side would have taken some nasty beatings in the Premier League.

Columns Orchids and Onions – Cadbury’s Mother’s Day ad just did it for me

Mr Price, for allowing your staff no flexibility when it comes to dealing with customers – and making zero provision for goodwill – you get an Onion.

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