Category Archives: Current Affairs

Azille versus Zille


In an article published in the Natal Mercury on 11th April 2019 Stellenbosch academic Azille Coetzee joins the group of those who irrationally attack Helen Zille for views expressed regarding Colonialism. The basis for these attacks is certainly problematic, and … Continue reading

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Darkest Efrica


                  Though Efrica is famous for being rather black At present, of all lighting, there’s even more a lack, Through maintenance, a lack of, the power they supply Is cut off — … Continue reading

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Tyresome Striking: Flaming Ridiculous


This post appeared with all the content missing, for reasons unknown other than most probably an attempt by some gremlin or other to irritate and annoy. Let me try again: Our local universities are in turmoil creating no go areas … Continue reading

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The One-way Ticket Brigade


We went to a restaurant on the edge of the ‘cliff’ at Amanzimtoti on Sunday for a lunch as a farewell to yet another friend and family emigrating from South Africa. This one is not Packing for Perth but will … Continue reading

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The Education Department Gets Away with Robbing all South Africans


Schools in South Africa re-open on 9th January, and frantic book-covering and gathering-together of paraphernalia is the order of the day. It is truly amazing that South Africans took with such little fuss the announcement early last year that the … Continue reading

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Disgusting Barbarism at Clifton Beach


                The recent descent into ignorant savagery by a group of protestors at Cape Town’s Clifton Beach must be condemned in strongest terms of disgust and outrage. It is still unclear what circumstances … Continue reading

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BOXING DAY PAST AND PRESENT(S)


  Though fat-headed officialdom Feel it should now be known As Day of Goodwill, where I’m from: Leave Boxing Day alone! Although the day no more refers To Wenceslas’ deed — Distributing boxed charity To all the poor in need … Continue reading

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