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We deserve far better!

We deserve far better!

I admit we live in a democracy and therefore whoever is popular almost automatically earns the right to run things on behalf of those who would have elected them. But imagine for a moment a system where democracy – the rule of the people by the people for the people, is combined with meritocracy – […]

It’s no longer up to the ANC!

It’s no longer up to the ANC!

I pointed out during an interview on Power FM recently that judging by what has been happening just recently … the weekend-long ANC NEC meeting held about a fortnight ago, the ANC’s extended National Working Committee meeting a few days ago, the National Assembly … a clear picture is beginning to take shape, and that […]

Barefaced, rotten disgrace!

Barefaced, rotten disgrace!

For a while now the concerted view dominating social media has been consternation as vast as the Nile River. For some time now people in taxis and taverns and at the workplace have been consumed by a single major consternation: President Jacob Zuma. In spite of all that, however, it seems as if not only […]

Elections and lack of service delivery!

Elections and lack of service delivery!

I say ‘if’ because we have thus far seen them failing quite dismally to show the courts that they are in fact ready to stage successful local government elections. This has even led to calls that perhaps the elections should be postponed for a year to repair matters. Like SARS, at some point the IEC […]

The DA and the vote of no confidence!

The DA and the vote of no confidence!

I managed to catch the tail of the debate on the motion of no confidence on Jacob Zuma, the president of our Republic. As usual the show was coloured with histrionics, even though the real dramatists, the EFF, were not participating in the debate. Let me say from the onset that the pointlessness of such […]

Anti-South African Broadcasting Cooperation?

Anti-South African Broadcasting Cooperation?

This week I came across a Facebook update where Bra Don, one of the best musicians to come out of South Africa, complained bitterly about the generally appalling treatment they get from platforms of the South African Broadcasting Cooperation. In this specific Facebook outburst, he goes on to name leading figures in the music industry […]

A body. A talent. An asset!

A body. A talent. An asset!

Look, firstly, I accept that there are morals, there are societal standards. These are carried out-generationally, and we – at least most of us if my observation can be trusted, live by them. (Even this is problematic because time keeps shifting below these morals and societal standards. So it is reckless to imagine they will […]

Life is an interview!

Life is an interview!

So I’m afraid the cliched truth applies: since one never really knows who is watching, one needs to always put in her best effort. Here is a very short story. “I need someone I can trust to welcome my guests, you know, show them where to park, help them with their luggage, and even wash […]

What does Malema and Zuma have in common?

What does Malema and Zuma have in common?

As usual he brought his A game, in my view successfully selling a glorious picture of his party, the Economic Freedom Fighters. Judging by his previous interviews and public talks, Malema continues to confirm himself to arguably be the most able and coherent orator among our politicians today. You can call him a Gucci revolutionary, […]

It’s December – again!

It’s December – again!

It is not the relaxation that I have a quarrel with, if this is in fact a quarrel. Here is the truth: it is now the 2nd of December as I write this piece but I feel certain that many among us will in our quest to make merry get so smashed that we forget […]