Columns 6.10.2018 09:30 am

If you’re giving Malema more babies, you’re just not helping anyone

The idiocy of ‘Botha’s babies’ has been replaced by Malema’s reproduction ‘for the revolution’.

Job summits, growth indabas and development imbizos. The talk fests never end.

If you’re giving Malema more babies, you’re just not helping anyone
If you’re giving Malema more babies, you’re just not helping anyone

If you’re giving Malema more babies, you’re just not helping anyone

The idiocy of ‘Botha’s babies’ has been replaced by Malema’s reproduction ‘for the revolution’.

Everyone should be on a fact-finding mission
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Everyone should be on a fact-finding mission

While social media ignorance may appear harmless, ‘alternative facts’ are now a thing and causing killer diseases to make a comeback, among others.
Smile, everybody, SA desperately needs it
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Smile, everybody, SA desperately needs it

We have nothing to fear from a zombie apocalypse. It is here already and we are the moaning zombies who roam the land.
AfriForum and the populism of SA’s white right
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AfriForum and the populism of SA’s white right

AfriForum has become the face of white denial about the past, and of defiance of the need for redress in the most unequal country in the world.
It’s time to do something about rapes in SA
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It’s time to do something about rapes in SA

We can’t fold our arms and allow ourselves to be held hostage by a few savages as if we are living in the Wild West or Sodom and Gomorrah.
Dros rape case exposes a skewed society
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Dros rape case exposes a skewed society

How can our daughters feel safe in a society that only wants to protect them when pigmentation rules our readiness to take action?
ANC mismanagement is fuelling this latest crisis
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ANC mismanagement is fuelling this latest crisis

We are led by greedy economic illiterates who continue to spend and waste. And they remain committed to disastrous policies such as expropriation without compensation.
Check the wrapping, my china
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Check the wrapping, my china

In the short term, China’s financial ‘gifts’ might appear as the ultimate solution to SOEs’ needs, but the outlook holds many dangers.
The unfortunate – yet inevitable – racialisation of rape
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The unfortunate – yet inevitable – racialisation of rape

The recent rape of a seven-year-old in a restaurant bathroom is not a story that should be about race, but there are reasons why, in South Africa, it will be.
Racism is the biggest threat to peace in SA
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Racism is the biggest threat to peace in SA

If you think it’s only faceless social media trolls who like dragging race into everything, you would be sorely mistaken.
In Singapore, I learnt that home is where the braai is
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In Singapore, I learnt that home is where the braai is

While the Asian cuisine offers something for every palate, I did find myself salivating at the idea of a delicious lamb chop on the coals.
Yes, the media have not been consistent on reporting about rapists
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Yes, the media have not been consistent on reporting about rapists

Despite the fact that Jacob Zuma was named as a rape accused and the media got away with it, it seems many titles are now opting to be law-abiding citizens.
Jaundiced Eye: Mind Cyril’s credibility gap
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Jaundiced Eye: Mind Cyril’s credibility gap

The ship of state is still crewed by largely the same mutinous buffoons that sailed it into the doldrums in the first place.
When the worm turns…
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When the worm turns…

With what has been unfolding at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, it seems there are a number of people that could learn a lesson here.
Orchids and Onions: The message behind ads
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Orchids and Onions: The message behind ads

What does it mean to be a man? Most of us, it says, learned the wrong way, from our fathers, about being bold, brave and strong.
Dear Willem Petzer, this is why we didn’t ask you about that racist Discord chat
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Dear Willem Petzer, this is why we didn’t ask you about that racist Discord chat

Here’s a word of advice to people who don’t want to be perceived as racists: don’t tell the world you have the ‘best’ racist chat group in the country.
As an American, SA is making me feel right at home
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As an American, SA is making me feel right at home

SA has appropriated American culture very well, right down to the corrupt politicians.
It was just a braai, Ms Fakie!
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It was just a braai, Ms Fakie!

I can’t afford the label of white capitalist. Not with the cost of fuel, the cost of data, the cost of chops and wors…
Give Cyril a chance to finish what he’s started
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Give Cyril a chance to finish what he’s started

As he was walking in Madiba’s footsteps at the UN, he did not beg investors to ‘please come’, but undertook to first put his house in order.
Lighting the fires of heritage
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Lighting the fires of heritage

We need to stop tearing down means that may unite us. Some fights are really not worth the effort.
Ramaphosa’s growth plan is as stimulating as decaf
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Ramaphosa’s growth plan is as stimulating as decaf

Is this nation so desperate for signs of hope that we must pretend the emperor has fine new clothes rather than hand-me-downs?
Synesthesia can be a curse around politicians
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Synesthesia can be a curse around politicians

Hearing the name Gupta raises the sense of smell to new heights. I see rotting carcasses being gorged by fat brown rats.
The courts are SA’s saving grace
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The courts are SA’s saving grace

Democracy might not give us the government we want, but courts in a democracy can force that government to do what we deserve.
Accident stats and the legalisation of dagga
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Accident stats and the legalisation of dagga

Maybe the figures will show there’s truth in the saying: ‘Why drink and drive when you can smoke and fly?’
Jaundiced Eye: Rot hollows out SA society
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Jaundiced Eye: Rot hollows out SA society

Milliken’s death pulls together in a single event many of the strands of neglect, paralysis, and decay that are eating the heart out of an entire country.
Let’s hope Kirwan’s off the mark about the All Blacks
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Let’s hope Kirwan’s off the mark about the All Blacks

Let’s hope Kirwan is not as great an analyst as he was a world-class wing.

 

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