Familiarity seems to be key in signing soccer coaches

By no means is Ernst Middendorp of Kaizer Chiefs the newest coach in South Africa’s top flight.

Ernst Middendorp will take charge of Kaizer Chiefs for only the fourth match of his latest spell at the Amakhosi helm, when they welcome Mamelodi Sundowns to FNB Stadium in an Absa Premiership match this afternoon.

Familiarity seems to be key in signing soccer coaches
Familiarity seems to be key in signing soccer coaches

Familiarity seems to be key in signing soccer coaches

By no means is Ernst Middendorp of Kaizer Chiefs the newest coach in South Africa’s top flight.

In May there’s an opportunity to influence 2019’s outcome

In May there’s an opportunity to influence 2019’s outcome

Calling on Democratic Alliance voters to vote tactically to help Ramaphosa is a specious argument in our proportional representation system.
Maybe I should rather ceaselessly cry about Zuma

Maybe I should rather ceaselessly cry about Zuma

I should’ve stuck with weepy tear ducts. So what if Zuma is elected and my eyes leak.
Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill of Zuma’s album

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill of Zuma’s album

Recording an album featuring struggle songs used in the fight against apartheid with taxpayers’ money is a slap in the face of every South African.
Here’s to better days for Schumi

Here’s to better days for Schumi

Schumacher, who retired from racing in 2012, showed plenty of courage in winning a record 91 Grands Prix during his career.
Global warming, foreign ‘invasion’ threaten rural Eastern Cape

Global warming, foreign ‘invasion’ threaten rural Eastern Cape

What is the future of entrepreneurship when foreigners take over business, and subsistence and small scale farming have taken a hit?
Reflections on a very mixed year

Reflections on a very mixed year

Luckily a new year brings new opportunities and I intend to make the most of it.
Newlands factor could be the key

Newlands factor could be the key

Pakistan know they have to find a way to fight back at Newlands – an unhappy hunting ground for them. They have lost all three Tests there.
Well done to the class of 2018

Well done to the class of 2018

We wish you all the best in the future, regardless of the outcome of the results.
It’s time to get to the point, Mr President

It’s time to get to the point, Mr President

People are tired of long-winded speeches and slogans that do not tell us what is to be achieved, how it will happen and by when.
Cultures differ… respect those differences

Cultures differ… respect those differences

African cultures do not scatter the ashes of their loved ones in oceans and other public places, but do not protest when other cultures do so.
Don’t complain if you do not vote

Don’t complain if you do not vote

A number of challenges await the country, and one way to make a difference is to cast your vote at the polls later this year.
Dare Liverpool fans start dreaming of EPL title?

Dare Liverpool fans start dreaming of EPL title?

With the Reds in such wonderful form, it makes tomorrow night’s clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium a massive fixture.
Lack of proper policing caused Clifton beach debacle

Lack of proper policing caused Clifton beach debacle

If police did their jobs, security guards would not act as law enforcers.
Fanatics are doing genuine feminists a disservice

Fanatics are doing genuine feminists a disservice

The subject has been hijacked by loonies who make a mockery of what should be a concerted attempt to right what was wrong for far too long.
20 years of life in just 400 words

20 years of life in just 400 words

2019 is the year in which I will have written this column for two uninterrupted decades. Quite a thought.
What a ‘real revolutionary’ looks like, and it ain’t Malema

What a ‘real revolutionary’ looks like, and it ain’t Malema

If you explore how a country like Vietnam was able to give the world’s greatest superpower a bloody nose, the differences are stark.
Here’s to hoping for the best in 2019

Here’s to hoping for the best in 2019

It’s been quite a year … and not for all the right reasons.
Don’t be fooled by the ‘new’ Zuma

Don’t be fooled by the ‘new’ Zuma

He is portraying himself as the harmless, entertaining uncle who is being persecuted for no reason, but don’t be taken in by this cynical charlatan.
Matric pass rate is not the problem, Lesufi

Matric pass rate is not the problem, Lesufi

The MEC and his ANC colleagues need to tackle education from the foundation phase, rather than playing pass rate games.
The stars are no limit with a Mega drive

The stars are no limit with a Mega drive

If the drive’s ‘push’ is real, it would open the doors to the rest of the universe for us.
Now braaing comes under threat

Now braaing comes under threat

A sad day if ever the conventional braai loses its appeal, making way for an introverted species preferring the cold company of cyber characters.
Give peace – and Trump – a chance

Give peace – and Trump – a chance

Shouldn’t everyone let him carry on and give peace a chance?
City of Cape Town must reel in wannabe cops

City of Cape Town must reel in wannabe cops

Most of those told to leave Clifton Beach were from the poorer areas of the Mother City and most – you guessed it – were not white.
What future does SA offer foreigners and their SA-born children?

What future does SA offer foreigners and their SA-born children?

Is this a country that does not tolerate foreign nationals and renders their local-born children stateless?
How to win a festive family war

How to win a festive family war

We all compete when it comes to gifts, cooking skills, well-behaved children … I don’t often win these undeclared wars.

 

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