The joke that is the bolt in the works at Eskom

Again, the ANC blames saboteurs to minimise damage at the polls three months away.

I almost fell off my chair with laughter when I read that the ANC was blaming saboteurs for Eskom’s inability to keep the lights on – but then the severity of the mess and crisis we are in hauled me back to reality.

The joke that is the bolt in the works at Eskom
The joke that is the bolt in the works at Eskom

The joke that is the bolt in the works at Eskom

Again, the ANC blames saboteurs to minimise damage at the polls three months away.

Creating employable young people is parents’ responsibility

Creating employable young people is parents’ responsibility

South African parents have an unhealthy obsession with private schools and university … I am as guilty as anyone.
It’s about the mice-catching cat, not its colour

It’s about the mice-catching cat, not its colour

Unless we take heed of Mandela’s advice on the insignificance of the colour of the cat, we will not get out of this economic quagmire.
Those who abuse social grants must be stopped

Those who abuse social grants must be stopped

I know of at least three people who have full-time jobs but still get a grant for their children.
Ramaphosa has no solution to violent crime

Ramaphosa has no solution to violent crime

Prevention strategies outlined at Sona were somewhat stale.
Conspiracy theories over Eskom are a load of shed

Conspiracy theories over Eskom are a load of shed

We should not ‘attribute to conspiracy that which is explained by incompetence’, as the saying goes. There’s no need to manufacture a crisis.
Court cases are all stand-up comedy

Court cases are all stand-up comedy

No wonder I can’t fathom what precisely members of the law fraternity mean when writing or speaking.
Like Momberg and Sparrow, racist politicians must be called out

Like Momberg and Sparrow, racist politicians must be called out

The same way we found Vicki Momberg repulsive, we must find ways to root out those that the BLF appeals to with its racist politics.
Always look on the bright side of life

Always look on the bright side of life

I’m writing the letter in the dark thanks to Eskom. But no matter how dark it is, we should always try to look on the bright side of life.
Don’t be my Valentine, then

Don’t be my Valentine, then

Those characterisations in the Woolies Valentine’s campaign are what real love is about. It’s not all fluffy kittens, red roses and beautiful sunsets.
Jaundiced Eye – Investigations into dishonest auditors are a joke

Jaundiced Eye – Investigations into dishonest auditors are a joke

The world’s glaciers will have melted before any ‘professional’ involved in wrongdoing will be found guilty and slapped on the wrist.
Putting some rules to the test

Putting some rules to the test

When you mention the rules of golf, or changes to the rules, most part-time golfers are intimidated.
Orchids and Onions – SA boykie’s Super Bowl ad shines

Orchids and Onions – SA boykie’s Super Bowl ad shines

But Tops at Spar’s ‘Sip of the Nation’ social media campaign, which played on the State of the Nation address on Thursday night, was stretching it too much.
Government isn’t getting any Valentine’s Day chocolates

Government isn’t getting any Valentine’s Day chocolates

May your loved ones spoil you with all those chocolates which won’t reach government next week.
Julius Malema’s imaginary land far, far away

Julius Malema’s imaginary land far, far away

Official survey figures put the EFF nowhere near winning. So, there will be no EFF government, no EFF president and no EFF victory speeches in May.
Blind faith will lead to success? No, just hard work

Blind faith will lead to success? No, just hard work

Real faith requires one to say never mind the naysayers, let me rather work hard so I can be blessed.
A dogged tippler to save SA

A dogged tippler to save SA

Are leaders who influence the course of history born or made? If the former, South Africans must be genetically impaired because they’ve given us less than a handful.
Lindiwe Sisulu’s pompous Dirco nonsense got it all wrong

Lindiwe Sisulu’s pompous Dirco nonsense got it all wrong

It seems our diplomats need a few lessons in diplomacy.
You can’t clean your carpet when your own shoes are dirty

You can’t clean your carpet when your own shoes are dirty

You may think there’s a debate to be had about who’s worse in the Bosasa scandal: big business, or our government. There isn’t.
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.
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.
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.
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.

 

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