Ideas should be heard, whether Bullard’s or Mngxitama’s – IRR

The Institute of Race Relations’ head of media defends their decision to invite a controversial columnist to speak.

The last time I wrote about David Bullard, I said rude things about what I thought of the column that got him fired – but rejected the basis of his dismissal (weak-kneed capitulation to political correctness) as a threat to our hard-won freedoms.

Ideas should be heard, whether Bullard’s or Mngxitama’s – IRR
Ideas should be heard, whether Bullard’s or Mngxitama’s – IRR

Ideas should be heard, whether Bullard’s or Mngxitama’s – IRR

The Institute of Race Relations’ head of media defends their decision to invite a controversial columnist to speak.

The big question of 2019: Who do we vote for?

The big question of 2019: Who do we vote for?

Seldom have we been so confused about the offerings in front of us on the ballot paper.
Jaundiced Eye – Media, like state institutions, allow EFF to rampage with impunity

Jaundiced Eye – Media, like state institutions, allow EFF to rampage with impunity

In South Africa the media, the ‘watchdog’ of democracy, seems to growl only when its own tail is stepped upon.
Proteas’ all-rounder plan needs a rethink

Proteas’ all-rounder plan needs a rethink

Perhaps it’s time to give up on looking for a ‘dream’ all-rounder and rather opt for a stronger batsman, say JP Duminy or Aiden Markram.
Orchids and Onions – Kudos for the walking billboards campaign

Orchids and Onions – Kudos for the walking billboards campaign

And Elon Musk scores an Orchid for showing he cares about dogs – but as for Chas Everitt…
The ‘chick lit’ offering needs local input

The ‘chick lit’ offering needs local input

Isn’t it time for a pretty girl from Limpopo who works at Vodacom, wears David Tlale creations and has a crush on a suffering kwaito star?
ANC’s façade of unity could backfire on Ramaphosa

ANC’s façade of unity could backfire on Ramaphosa

Ramaphorites still suffer in the margins of the party in KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and North West while their opponents bask in the glory of false unity.
We get it wrong with Babes

We get it wrong with Babes

How can you save one from a fire if you want the victim to first explain why she allowed herself to be engulfed by the flames?
What a failed futuristic smart-city in Modderfontein tells us about African mega-cities

What a failed futuristic smart-city in Modderfontein tells us about African mega-cities

An ambitious development, dubbed the ‘New York of Africa’, didn’t progress beyond computer-generated images.
Courts can’t help you when the power goes off

Courts can’t help you when the power goes off

Improvement is difficult with a R170 billion infrastructure backlog, bequeathed by the previous administration, which neglected infrastructure.
Good theatre is a hard act to follow

Good theatre is a hard act to follow

Up north, you have a choice of three of four show houses churning out both classic and modern pieces.
Ramaphosa’s silence on Robert McBride shows weakness

Ramaphosa’s silence on Robert McBride shows weakness

A true democrat, a true leader, would stand up to the faction in his party that wants McBride gone.
Building and breaking are no game of Monopoly

Building and breaking are no game of Monopoly

Maybe if we were forced to grasp the enormity of the task as children, we’d have the sense to avoid it altogether.
Careful with the fuse of mob violence

Careful with the fuse of mob violence

Thoriso Themane was brutally beaten to death in Polokwane by a mob of mainly teenage boys, and it’s symptomatic of our country.
Just where does the time go?

Just where does the time go?

I can give you a million excuses, but none of these account for the lost hours and days.
The ANC grasshoppers are stripping SA

The ANC grasshoppers are stripping SA

The ANC and its partners in asset destruction are hijacking a century of accumulated sovereign wealth and hocking it for dosh to splurge on Blue Label and sushi.
Duanne Olivier did the right thing

Duanne Olivier did the right thing

The working life of a professional sportsman is short and given that it’s your livelihood, it’s logical to try and gain as much financial security as possible.
Orchids and Onions – You go, Mecer, just ignore the haters

Orchids and Onions – You go, Mecer, just ignore the haters

Local is not only ‘lekker’, it’s very much needed. But that doesn’t help Vodacom, who gets an Onion for its ‘pay to rollover’ up-yours to customers.
Fake pastors must be reined in right now

Fake pastors must be reined in right now

The answer to all this havoc is regulation.
Mboweni can take a leaf from this household’s book

Mboweni can take a leaf from this household’s book

We wage war against school fees, food prices, fuel bills, the 15% VAT rate, an increased interest rate, hidden taxes…
Spare the rod, spoil the child

Spare the rod, spoil the child

During our time, punishment at school and at home for misbehaviour was normal – something which created a disciplined generation.
Parents must help to make our schools safe again

Parents must help to make our schools safe again

As parents, we must be held accountable for our children’s behaviour because who they are at school is a reflection of our control as caregivers.
Come on, all of Goodwood knows who won the R232m PowerBall now

Come on, all of Goodwood knows who won the R232m PowerBall now

The most successful gambler in SA history has asked to remain anonymous. Good luck with that, my broe.
ANC ‘resurrection’ is fake news

ANC ‘resurrection’ is fake news

Alph Lukau, who claimed to have resurrected a dead man on Sunday, is not the only fake prophet in South Africa.
Nesting on the barest of means

Nesting on the barest of means

There’s nothing more therapeutic than a session in the bush. Away from pilfering MPs, bloated BEEs and choking cricketers.
Cyril, it’s time to steal ideas from the opposition

Cyril, it’s time to steal ideas from the opposition

Whether it is the DA suggesting the privatisation of SAA or Eskom should not matter. The ruling party must copy those sections of the DA manifesto to save SA money and direct it to where it’s needed: services to the poor.

 

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