The day John Steenhuisen blocked a whole news website (or two) on Twitter

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When we noticed over the weekend that the DA's chief whip in parliament, John Steenhuisen, had blocked this website on Twitter, my first reaction was to laugh.

The day John Steenhuisen blocked a whole news website (or two) on Twitter
South Africans need to be taught money management

South Africans need to be taught money management

We suggest that financial literacy is made a major priority for government’s future curriculum design.
There’s a glimmer of hope for jobs for young people

There’s a glimmer of hope for jobs for young people

The Youth Employment Service hub in Tembisa on the East Rand will be a blueprint for others across the province and, hopefully, the country.
Pity the poor slave waiting tables

Pity the poor slave waiting tables

The system of ’employing’ a waitron is flawed, bordering on exploitation. Something like Chinese sweat shops. No basic wage. No reward for good work.
It would be wrong to censor the fascist EFF

It would be wrong to censor the fascist EFF

Let the audience decide whether EFF leaders are hypocritical or untruthful. Is democracy under threat? Yes. Will suppression strengthen it? No.
Pointspeople a light at the end of dark tunnel

Pointspeople a light at the end of dark tunnel

Mayor Herman Mashaba allayed any fears by announcing the contract has been extended by six months during which a tender process will be finalised.
Police arrogance over Global Citizen concert criminality bodes ill for SA

Police arrogance over Global Citizen concert criminality bodes ill for SA

The hyenas who circled terrified groups of people at a Sasol garage after the Global Citizen concert were not concerned about the police intervening.
Lekota needs more than just white voters

Lekota needs more than just white voters

In his favour is that he has always been a man of the ‘Mandela generation’ and what he says he genuinely believes.
A breath of fresh air in the sport of kings

A breath of fresh air in the sport of kings

I’m not just talking about the crowd, although the majority deserve the old cliché – but in a nice way – of being vibrant and energetic.
Do not pity the dejected old man in the dock

Do not pity the dejected old man in the dock

Load shedding by Eskom is back to haunt the country and remind everyone that the forlorn-looking old man in the dock deserves no sympathy.
There is no excuse for not strapping kids in

There is no excuse for not strapping kids in

Dear Lady, I see you some afternoons, when I drive past the child day care centre in Florentia, Alberton.
No more of your darkness

No more of your darkness

A culture of handouts is not one on which to sustain, never mind build, an economy.
Shekomba’s ideas resonate in SA

Shekomba’s ideas resonate in SA

Standing fourth in public opinion polls, Shekomba is part of a movement driven by youth and technology which seeks to take the DRC back from those who have been looting for generations.
Banyana Banyana can do what Bafana Bafana struggle to do

Banyana Banyana can do what Bafana Bafana struggle to do

Nigeria squeaked in 4-3 on penalties after 120 minutes of football – regulation and extra time – had failed to yield a winner.
Favourite day of the year

Favourite day of the year

What we do at Christmas becomes tradition, repeated annually, ingrained, anticipated, and then ultimately recreated by our children, in our memory.
Tough decision on child punishment awaits Concourt

Tough decision on child punishment awaits Concourt

This will not be an easy decision for the court to reach and, whatever is decided, people will be disappointed.
Banyana Banyana are one step away from history

Banyana Banyana are one step away from history

Banyana, the only unbeaten side left in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, will believe they can finish the job in the final today against Nigeria.
It’s all about personalities

It’s all about personalities

So, was ‘The Match: Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson’ at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas a success? Did it live up to all the hype?
In dealing with Malema, citizens are doing the state’s job

In dealing with Malema, citizens are doing the state’s job

Malema has never been held accountable in the criminal courts for his utterings. But things are changing. Not, it might be said, thanks to the government.
Orchids and Onions – Nando’s, Chicken Licken have lots to crow about

Orchids and Onions – Nando’s, Chicken Licken have lots to crow about

In this world of fake news, purveyors of information need to be extra careful. So Onions to Vend and Red Ribbon for a misleading Black Friday ad.
SA economy needs a growth agenda – and there is no room for a further tax increase

SA economy needs a growth agenda – and there is no room for a further tax increase

The legal tobacco industry, for one, is under huge pressure and the crooks are well on the way to destroying it.
Why was R900m earmarked for at-risk children not spent?

Why was R900m earmarked for at-risk children not spent?

The reality is that the foster care system has all but collapsed, according to a DA MP, which means these children’s future is being taken from them.
Illicit cigarettes aren’t the problem

Illicit cigarettes aren’t the problem

There’s a leaking tap dripping taxpayers’ money somewhere and Uncle Cyril needs to replace a bunch of defective washers very soon.
Banyana Banyana give SA reason to smile

Banyana Banyana give SA reason to smile

Their determination has shone through and now they have given us something to smile about once again, something our men struggle to do.
Vital revenue is going up in smoke

Vital revenue is going up in smoke

Criminality on this scale poses one of the biggest threats to our national security.
Media must stand up for one another

Media must stand up for one another

The time has come for the media to assist South Africans – especially in the run-up to the 2019 elections – by exposing the thinking of political leaders.

 

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