Columns 29.10.2018 08:30 am

Facebook is good for finding friends, but tells you when you’ve lost them too

I found myself in floods of tears at the imminent death of an old school chum I hadn’t seen this century.

My mum was once looking at an old class photo of hers from post-wartime England when she said something that’s always stuck with me.

Facebook is good for finding friends, but tells you when you’ve lost them too
Facebook is good for finding friends, but tells you when you’ve lost them too

Facebook is good for finding friends, but tells you when you’ve lost them too

I found myself in floods of tears at the imminent death of an old school chum I hadn’t seen this century.

Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange
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Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange

It’s all a bit like Mum and Dad trying to convince their loutish freeloading sprog, now in his late 40s, to vacate the basement and get a job.
Latest train flaw needs an inquiry, Cyril
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Latest train flaw needs an inquiry, Cyril

How bizarre is it that you, as a rail operator, do not ask your supplier whether the rolling stock can be made to fit your system?
It’s crunch time in two big matches
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It’s crunch time in two big matches

Let’s hope for plenty of tries in the Currie Cup final in Cape Town, and goals galore in the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium.
You want a cow with that win? How about a biscuit?
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You want a cow with that win? How about a biscuit?

It makes you wonder how much thought organisers actually put in when crafting a trophy.
Orchids and Onions: Nespresso does go big
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Orchids and Onions: Nespresso does go big

An Orchid because it’s different. It’s Clooney. And an Onion to Facebook for ‘silver bullet’ marketing miss based on snooping.
Here’s a fun way to waste a morning: Ask De Lille about ‘that SMS’
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Here’s a fun way to waste a morning: Ask De Lille about ‘that SMS’

You can be guaranteed that a range of things will happen if you do, though none of them will resemble an answer.
Heeding those in pain can save lives
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Heeding those in pain can save lives

Many of those who take their own lives might not have done it had they had someone to listen to their anguish, someone who cared.
E-toll bullying will resume after elections
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E-toll bullying will resume after elections

We think it’s clear the ANC is pushing e-tolls to the side until it wins in 2019.
Stop stereotyping ‘foreigners’ for dealing in drugs
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Stop stereotyping ‘foreigners’ for dealing in drugs

No single race or nationality has a monopoly on the increasingly profitable and sophisticated underworld of trafficking and selling drugs.
Tip for Tito: This child needs more than VAT and fuel levies to grow
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Tip for Tito: This child needs more than VAT and fuel levies to grow

An economy is not a child: it doesn’t grow without encouragement.
Cyril’s panel-beating of the economy may be paying off
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Cyril’s panel-beating of the economy may be paying off

The combination of Mboweni and Ramaphosa is promising to be the key to unlocking the logjam in economic growth.
Justice must be served in SA
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Justice must be served in SA

It’s no surprise that many feel we are living in a vacuum in terms of law and order. Lady Justice in SA has lost all visibility.
Don’t tell SA the problems, Tito, fix them
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Don’t tell SA the problems, Tito, fix them

Mboweni’s statement was a grim summation of where the country is and what is likely to happen over the next few years.
Leagues teach ANC a lesson on graft
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Leagues teach ANC a lesson on graft

It’s good to see some in the province have a better memory than the central leadership.
What’s going on with Mashaba’s retweet of a cartoon calling migrants ‘rubbish’?
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What’s going on with Mashaba’s retweet of a cartoon calling migrants ‘rubbish’?

The mayor already has a history of being accused of xenophobia. Maybe he needs a quick Twitter lesson. Or maybe he just means it.
Good luck to everybody writing matric
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Good luck to everybody writing matric

If we are close to them, we should support them and understand when their frayed tempers reach breaking point.
Who will deliver the mini-budget today? Tito or Tweeto?
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Who will deliver the mini-budget today? Tito or Tweeto?

Ramaphosa and Mboweni are Teflon twins who create a false impression of being business/investor friendly, even while spouting economic nonsense.
Get a runner and cleft stick if you want reliable delivery
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Get a runner and cleft stick if you want reliable delivery

I subscribed to a UK magazine a year ago. I have only now received the first copy.
Tito needs to pull a rabbit out of the hat
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Tito needs to pull a rabbit out of the hat

It’s going to take a lot more than cheeky tweets to turn this country around.
Khashoggi’s death exposes ‘friends’
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Khashoggi’s death exposes ‘friends’

Hosting will the Saudis now for an international investment conference will be a test for SA’s commitment to international democracy and justice.
Why the EFF’s Gordhan conspiracy theories are dangerous
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Why the EFF’s Gordhan conspiracy theories are dangerous

Conspiracy theories are dangerous if peddled to gullible supporters such as some of those who support Malema.
On men’s health, Dad and I are on the same page
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On men’s health, Dad and I are on the same page

The Movember Foundation’s message is simple: no matter the shape or style of your Mo this Movember, your face can inspire donations, conversations and real change.
Currie Cup on the up
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Currie Cup on the up

A competition steeped in history certainly deserves captivating viewers across the country.
Zondo and Co up their game in search of the truth
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Zondo and Co up their game in search of the truth

It seems deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo and the commission will leave no stone unturned in their quest for the truth.
Hunting for sport is a double-edged sword
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Hunting for sport is a double-edged sword

When farmers and ranchers realised the value of what they were sitting on, they protected that asset, and now the game industry is booming, and provides thousands of jobs.

 

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