2.5.2020 08:20 am
Herschelle Gibbs showed that, just when a situation seems impossible, belief and commitment can turn it around.
A positive aspect of the coronavirus crisis is that well-known South Africans are trying to help those in distress.
A Mpumalanga cop allegedly told Muslims he was busy arresting that it seemed their prophet Muhammad was ‘bigger’ than President Cyril Ramaphosa.
While the ANC clearly feels it owes a debt for Cuban help in the past, we must ask why South Africans of today have to pay that debt.
Will he seize the opportunity to extend Nelson Mandela’s legacy and allow the country to achieve the potential for greatness it showed in 1994?
As long as she is around, there is a reminder of different times.
It comes on the back of multiple, credible, reports of troops abusing people they accused of breaking lockdown regulations.
The scale of the money which will be sloshing around will be tempting to the corrupt.
Don’t let your own distaste for someone get in the way of an unbiased assessment, is one of the lessons here.
In applying financial disaster relief, government has looked to push its transformation agenda, while it hasn’t come near to honouring its promises to its poor, largely black, electorate.
People need to get back to work. Industries need to start producing again. People need to be allowed to have their personal freedoms (or most of them, anyway) returned to them.
We need to seriously ask ourselves: how much money is enough? And we must answer honestly while assessing our lifestyles.
The lockdown is imposing serious relationship strains on many people and, as a nation, one of our many characteristics is impatience.
Speaking through his foundation, Zuma said he welcomed the opportunity to have his day in court.
It is tempting to dismiss the furore over the ban on cooked foods being sold during the coronavirus lockdown as being merely the fuss of over-pampered suburbanites.
South Africa is just 14 years behind Zimbabwe and we need to look north, learn the lessons of history and not repeat the mistakes.