Columns 22.10.2018 09:05 am

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.

My junior school buddy, Tim Addison, and I used to abandon our bikes by the side of the Mukuvisi River and clamber bare-footed over the slippery granite rocks to splash through the brown waters.

Hunting for sport is a double-edged sword
Hunting for sport is a double-edged sword

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.

Cyril has shown Mbeki how he could have saved us from Zuma
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Cyril has shown Mbeki how he could have saved us from Zuma

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Overstepping the mark…
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Overstepping the mark…

If you ignore cricketers that have only played a few Tests, not bowling a no-ball in Test cricket makes you part of an elite club.
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Orchids and Onions: A Loud, and Crunchy, Orchid to KFC

How many of you reading this have not had to bite your tongues as you were rudely, or inefficiently, dealt with by a government employee?
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Euphoria over Cyril Ramaphosa turns to anxiety

Diplomats and foreign investors widely see the president as the last hope of salvaging Africa’s most industrialised country.
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Don’t let your dreams become a burden

It’s all good to dream but young people need to learn about the importance of trusting the process of growth and believing in our journeys.
A salute to those public servants who give a damn
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A salute to those public servants who give a damn

These are the people who stand between a captured South Africa and a South Africa which is well on its way to repair.
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Crime pays more than honesty in SA

South Africans have a more than one in 10 chance of being a victim of crime every year – and this excludes bribes and business-related crime.
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The ANC’s ‘eye of the needle’ looks quite big

The party’s own leadership policy document must be gathering dust somewhere if the sheer scale of corruption is anything to go by.
SA has lost its moral compass and we need to redirect ourselves
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SA has lost its moral compass and we need to redirect ourselves

We are living in times of moral decay which should leave us very afraid of the times in which our children are growing up.
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Let more people see the state capture probe proceedings

As the story unfolds at the commission, more South Africans will begin to understand how much we have all been cheated by ANC looting.
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Weaving baskets would have been easier

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Not having stamps is the least of the Post Office’s pains

Imagine my shock when the young gentleman behind the counter explained that they had run out of stamps.
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The truth hurts, Bongani, but what about Manto?

It may be time for the Sunday Times to also return the awards its reporters won for their piece of innuendo, rumour and gossip about the former health minister.
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We murder people with burning tyre necklaces. We burn down schools, torch clinics and now, the latest fad, we set trains ablaze.
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Hoping for the homeboys’ fortunes to change for the better

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Orchids and Onions: Absa ad is on the money

An Onion to the painfully slow SA Post Office for its lightning-fast branded vehicle. I won’t post it because I doubt whether it would get there.
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#MeToo: Outrage is not enough, action is needed

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