Few teams look like rugby superheroes in the making

I am quite convinced that many a South African household gave a collective sigh of relief with the local rugby season and the Six Nations kicking off this weekend.

The off-season was so long, a lot of us were beginning to experience withdrawal symptoms. The anticipation of the new season has been building up for weeks, and I was looking forward to it very much like I do for that first beer on a Saturday after all the household chores have been done to the satisfaction of the trouser-wearing one in the house.

Few teams look like rugby superheroes in the making
Few teams look like rugby superheroes in the making

Few teams look like rugby superheroes in the making

I am quite convinced that many a South African household gave a collective sigh of relief with the local rugby season and the Six Nations kicking off this weekend.

Batohi will have to show ANC cabals are not ‘more equal than others’

Batohi will have to show ANC cabals are not ‘more equal than others’

Our new NPA boss will need to run her Animal Farm with true fearlessness and favourlessness.
The infamous diplomatic memo may actually be a good sign

The infamous diplomatic memo may actually be a good sign

It is fascinating that five Western countries with considerable business ties with South Africa have effectively sent a warning shot across the bows of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Can Ramaphosa pull off an Eskom juggling-act?

Can Ramaphosa pull off an Eskom juggling-act?

Ahead of the State of the Nation address, does the president have the political will to announce a bold new path for Eskom?
The wheel will turn for the one who bullied me

The wheel will turn for the one who bullied me

It’s a comforting thought to believe that every bully gets their due some day.
Punish the racist Lindsay Maasdorp, not the BLF

Punish the racist Lindsay Maasdorp, not the BLF

The country needs to see how far these racist reactionaries manage to go in the world of real politics.
In Ireland, we won’t be Brexiting

In Ireland, we won’t be Brexiting

Dare I speak for Ireland? I live in Ireland – not England, not Great Britain, not the United Kingdom – but in this separate land, the Republic of Ireland.
The EFF is looking strong, and increasingly dangerous

The EFF is looking strong, and increasingly dangerous

The party has been relentless, and its pie-in-the-sky promises are taking it far in SA.
The middle class must be looked after

The middle class must be looked after

No successful nation has become so without a thriving, and growing, middle class.
Government must be more IT savvy

Government must be more IT savvy

The debacle could place the gun licence system – and the database needed to track all weapons – in jeopardy.
Jaundiced Eye: Helen Zille and reactions to the tax boycott

Jaundiced Eye: Helen Zille and reactions to the tax boycott

It’s a reminder that there is a large and growing ‘gatvol’ factor with which the ANC will have to contend if it doesn’t change its ways.
The heart and soul of cricket

The heart and soul of cricket

The exciting conclusion of Cricket South Africa’s Four-Day Franchise Series on Thursday evening was exactly what the game needed.
Orchids and Onions: ANC comrades bring sexy back

Orchids and Onions: ANC comrades bring sexy back

MSC Cruises’ Orchid-worthy print ad spells romance, beauty and freedom – but trashy McDonald’s gets a super-sized Onion.
New NPA boss faces huge responsibility

New NPA boss faces huge responsibility

All of her past achievements are nothing compared with the task now facing her.
ANC is guilty of a faulty connection

ANC is guilty of a faulty connection

By organising protests and a threatened boycott of Vodacom, the ANC directly contradicts Ramaphosa, who says South Africa is ‘open for business’.
We need a complete overhaul of a disgusting, broken system

We need a complete overhaul of a disgusting, broken system

The elite who gathered in Davos and our local political puppets serve only to ensure the preservation of the current system.
Maybe my wife’s criticism ‘rings’ true

Maybe my wife’s criticism ‘rings’ true

Cellphones have been the cause of some bitter arguments in our house. They addict people and devour time, good manners and civilised conversation.
Our country is being sold for lamb chops and whisky

Our country is being sold for lamb chops and whisky

The real cost of our democracy lies in the price tag put on the political powers who are bought and sold daily as if they are cattle for a dowry fee.
Zuma’s political fightback needs to be shut down

Zuma’s political fightback needs to be shut down

The former president really did hold us back badly for a decade, and we don’t need him to keep clinging to the reins.
If the NPA does not prosecute, we will be captured forever

If the NPA does not prosecute, we will be captured forever

It had all the traits of a Mafia movie that would make Hollywood scriptwriters marvel: an underworld operation involving a company whose owner had the power to influence anyone with bribes – up to the highest office in the country.
An unwillingness to be honest keeps celebrities from understanding #OpenUpTheIndustry

An unwillingness to be honest keeps celebrities from understanding #OpenUpTheIndustry

No one is asking our ‘celebrities’ to work less or give up their work. They need to embrace the idea that the industry needs help from them to grow.
Ramaphosa must get tough on Zimbabwe

Ramaphosa must get tough on Zimbabwe

Many South Africans are concerned by the position the president has taken towards the present crisis.
Speed is not the only reason for carnage

Speed is not the only reason for carnage

There is no denying that the young man involved did a very stupid thing and I am not trying to condone what he did.
Today is the Proteas’ chance to show they have it

Today is the Proteas’ chance to show they have it

Today marks exactly four months to South Africa’s opening match of the World Cup against hosts England at The Oval.
We can expect big-name ANC arrests soon

We can expect big-name ANC arrests soon

Ramaphosa’s election campaign needs an injection. And what better medicine than high-profile arrests.

 

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