Category Archives: Current Affairs

Flagellation


You’d think that interest would now flag In an outdated strip of rag; But, no! The Court now seeks to screech That use of it makes up ‘Hate Speech’; OK, the ban is not complete, But use at all might … Continue reading

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Boring but Really Awful Subject.


Today we attended a talk given by Johan Bodenstein, an esteemed local environmentalist, on the menace increasingly posed by the Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer Beetle. It is rampant in Johannesburg, which may soon cease being the biggest urban forest in … Continue reading

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Signs of the Crimes or Cut Off in Their Crime


These days seems signs like this one Increasingly appear And they are simply not done To instil needless fear, For filching and hijacking Are daily facts of life, Crime cannot be sent packing Without a lot of strife, Solution was … Continue reading

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Sporting Flora and Fauna


The Proteas when picked all wilt — Of sterner stuff they should be built: To bat effectively for hours You cannot be a bunch of flowers, And for your bowling to take wing Your step must have the proper spring, … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Occasion?


South African Elections End Apple-ly for some, Though impotent erections Up Pear-ently have come. A Naartjie is averted, Banana Republic, too? Im-Peach meant’s not asserted As something they will do. Plum-p pockets may continue Corruption without Paw-paws — Water-Melon cholic … Continue reading

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Thumbs-up for a Thumbnail Sketch


A thumb reveals a lot About the current plot; While dirty nail shows work on pool – Replacing struts with hand as tool – And mark on nail shows that my vote Into the record books they wrote, While wound … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Idiocy


On our latest visit to the Royal Natal Yacht Club I was reminded of the steady conversion of the now hated legacy of Colonialism into a new legacy of foolhardiness, short-sightedness and ineptitude by the present regime.  The monument to … Continue reading

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