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We can do better, South Africans!

We can do better, South Africans!

Simple things, if done well, make us all feel good about the service provided, and those providing the service have (without being complacent) their confidence swelling so much that even difficult tasks suddenly seem easily achievable. Here is an incident which needed just a bit of care to become a great story to tell. About […]

Ben Okri and the gratuitous quest to stir!

Ben Okri and the gratuitous quest to stir!

Ben Okri is a prolific writer. He is in fact considered one of the best post-modern and post colonial authors. Many of us will remember how he became internationally renowned after his first novel called “Flower and Shadows” came out in 1980. I pen this piece having paused from reading his celebrated “The Famished Road” […]

When poverty is expensive!

When poverty is expensive!

“All students will be required to make a first payment of R9900 before registration in order to gain access to the University.” I picked this up from Wits University website. R9900! Very funny. Preposterous, actually. Look, three years ago when parents of the students were now expected to pay R9900 just to access university demanded […]

BEE is an unfunny joke- a farce!

BEE is an unfunny joke- a farce!

It is almost as if this is some get-rich-quick scheme for the well-connected alone. Do I therefore feel it ought to be done away with? Perhaps. This is not to say I do not acknowledge that racial oppression and exploitation has given rise to inequalities we as a nation face today. I accept that because […]

Why do matric’s dance?

Why do matric’s dance?

Perhaps I’m being a bit tough on everybody but I certainly believe that if you’re going to have candy, it will taste a lot sweeter if you know you worked hard for it. So why do I raise the matter of earning stuff as if we don’t already know? Well, while looking for a gig […]

Let us take greater charge of our lives!

Let us take greater charge of our lives!

At first I felt he must be really pressed to help himself that publicly. These things can be uncontrollable at times, I know. But then moments later I drove past a garage. You know, that place where they have toilets for public use? Ja, that place. So I began to wonder why this guy would […]

Why I read and write?

Why I read and write?

I write because I happen to be weird enough to believe I can fractionally add to the excitement of reading. It is a great delight for me to stumble across a new word neatly slotted in the midst of a mind-blowing sentence, just like it is a wonderful experience for me to discover a different, […]

Dear Teko!

Dear Teko!

Indeed it was an emotional day, one I quite simply do not have words to describe. I feel it is safe to say perhaps one day when you have children of your own you will understand the joy you brought into our lives. Your health has once or twice given your mother and I a […]

Make us shine at home!

Make us shine at home!

But right now I would love for us to take a minute and make a fuss about a simple supposition. Suppose each local municipality made a call to all people, especially young people, who ply their trade elsewhere to come back home. Suppose they asked these individuals to forward their CVs with a view of […]

Perhaps whites were right to defend apartheid?

Perhaps whites were right to defend apartheid?

That said; let me get on to the point. Many years ago my friends and I attended a conference somewhere in Johannesburg where one of the speakers made the point that, even though evil, it nonetheless makes sense for white people to have sustained and defended apartheid with such single-minded vigour simply because of the […]