Columns 2.11.2018 08:30 am

Every child rape matters, even when the perpetrator isn’t some white guy

I’ve had to wonder why Nicholas Ninow’s case has gotten so much attention when so many others have not.

Driving up Sophie de Bruyn Street yesterday, I immediately started scouting for one of the three guys that usually make a parking plan for me.

Every child rape matters, even when the perpetrator isn’t some white guy
Every child rape matters, even when the perpetrator isn’t some white guy

Every child rape matters, even when the perpetrator isn’t some white guy

I’ve had to wonder why Nicholas Ninow’s case has gotten so much attention when so many others have not.

Nice try, ANC integrity committee, better luck next time, eh
Editorials

Nice try, ANC integrity committee, better luck next time, eh

The ANC’s PEC once again opted to place party and comrades first, with the country in a very distant last place.
Another caveman SA law has finally bitten the dust
Editorials

Another caveman SA law has finally bitten the dust

To think that women were by law not allowed to own property in SA in the year 2018 was a disgrace.
Why Gigaba’s private(s) life is of such pub(l)ic interest
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Why Gigaba’s private(s) life is of such pub(l)ic interest

As much as some journos would like to keep punching above the belt, sometimes the truth about our politicians is most revealing when they’ve got their pants down.
Integrity in the ANC is an oxymoron
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Integrity in the ANC is an oxymoron

An ‘ANC integrity commission’ is contradictory in an organisation so riddled with corruption.
Artisans should be cherished and respected
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Artisans should be cherished and respected

The reality is SA needs qualified and capable plumbers, electricians, carpenters and bricklayers more than it needs unemployed law or arts graduates.
SA’s cities are ticking urban time bombs
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SA’s cities are ticking urban time bombs

Whatever your political views, it should be obvious the inequalities are not sustainable.
Is the DA afraid of an unfettered De Lille?
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Is the DA afraid of an unfettered De Lille?

The perception is created that the party wants to cut ties with mayor, but leave her entangled in the court system during the election campaign for 2019.
Lewis Hamilton carries the mark of a champion
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Lewis Hamilton carries the mark of a champion

The driver has one of the most accomplished and dedicated teams in Formula One behind him.
Cyril Ramaphosa needs to come clean about VBS
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Cyril Ramaphosa needs to come clean about VBS

We fully support the president’s clean-up programme, but we need to be sure the cleaner will do a through job and not leave dirt lurking in dark corners.
It’s obvious which head has been doing all Gigaba’s thinking
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It’s obvious which head has been doing all Gigaba’s thinking

SA is a country that’s known for forgiving men for what their dicks ‘made them do’. But that’s not the real problem here.
In the next election, Ramaphosa will have to be bigger than the ANC
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In the next election, Ramaphosa will have to be bigger than the ANC

Amid the stench of corruption, the ruling party’s new leader is its one hope of retaining power, and he’s likely to use it.
Hyperbole has wings in SA
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Hyperbole has wings in SA

Hype and exaggerated promises come naturally, since we’re good with ideas, but not so great at their execution.
Listen to SA on e-tolls, Cyril
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Listen to SA on e-tolls, Cyril

Outa claims if the authorities had added 10 cents per litre to the fuel levy the debt would have been almost gone by now.
Facebook is good for finding friends, but tells you when you’ve lost them too
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Facebook is good for finding friends, but tells you when you’ve lost them too

I found myself in floods of tears at the imminent death of an old school chum I hadn’t seen this century.
Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange
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Jaundiced Eye: The honeymoon is over for Julian Assange

It’s all a bit like Mum and Dad trying to convince their loutish freeloading sprog, now in his late 40s, to vacate the basement and get a job.
Latest train flaw needs an inquiry, Cyril
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Latest train flaw needs an inquiry, Cyril

How bizarre is it that you, as a rail operator, do not ask your supplier whether the rolling stock can be made to fit your system?
It’s crunch time in two big matches
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It’s crunch time in two big matches

Let’s hope for plenty of tries in the Currie Cup final in Cape Town, and goals galore in the Soweto derby at FNB Stadium.
You want a cow with that win? How about a biscuit?
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You want a cow with that win? How about a biscuit?

It makes you wonder how much thought organisers actually put in when crafting a trophy.
Orchids and Onions: Nespresso does go big
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Orchids and Onions: Nespresso does go big

An Orchid because it’s different. It’s Clooney. And an Onion to Facebook for ‘silver bullet’ marketing miss based on snooping.
Here’s a fun way to waste a morning: Ask De Lille about ‘that SMS’
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Here’s a fun way to waste a morning: Ask De Lille about ‘that SMS’

You can be guaranteed that a range of things will happen if you do, though none of them will resemble an answer.
Heeding those in pain can save lives
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Heeding those in pain can save lives

Many of those who take their own lives might not have done it had they had someone to listen to their anguish, someone who cared.
E-toll bullying will resume after elections
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E-toll bullying will resume after elections

We think it’s clear the ANC is pushing e-tolls to the side until it wins in 2019.
Stop stereotyping ‘foreigners’ for dealing in drugs
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Stop stereotyping ‘foreigners’ for dealing in drugs

No single race or nationality has a monopoly on the increasingly profitable and sophisticated underworld of trafficking and selling drugs.
Tip for Tito: This child needs more than VAT and fuel levies to grow
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Tip for Tito: This child needs more than VAT and fuel levies to grow

An economy is not a child: it doesn’t grow without encouragement.
Cyril’s panel-beating of the economy may be paying off
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Cyril’s panel-beating of the economy may be paying off

The combination of Mboweni and Ramaphosa is promising to be the key to unlocking the logjam in economic growth.

 

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