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Political ADD

It is February in South Africa. Trade unions and business people gather around their television sets to what the president has to say at his annual State of the Nation Address. The media spends days getting ready for the event and deciding who will report on the ground. Analysts are sucking their thumbs blue and … Continue reading

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss I must say at the outset of this post, that I am totally and utterly fearful of even attempting to write a review on this book. Lynne Truss goes on a stickler crusade and persecutes all enemies of the English written language. I am determined to not be … Continue reading

On #DASO Being 40 Years Ahead of South Africa

DASO Picture In 1972 a picture appeared in a South African magazine called Scope, which was a bit like a “Playboy light.” In this particular picture, a shirtless black man was embracing a white woman. As one would imagine, in South Africa at that time, such a picture was taboo. The Publications Control Board in … Continue reading

10 Reasons I Dislike Leon Schuster

Leon Schuster I really dislike Leon Schuster, but one should never make such a statement without providing sound intellectual reasons for disliking things or people. Having done extensive research on the topic, I have been able to provide 10 objective reasons. They include in no particular order: Reason Number 1: Mamma Jack Reason Number 2: … Continue reading

#RuhanFacts Number 16: What I Hate

This is just a rant, nothing more, nothing less… I just want to put it out there! I hate being late I hate waiting I hate orange I hate sarcasm I hate repeating myself I hate repeating myself I hate incompetence I hate pasta I hate soup I hate fish I hate tea I hate … Continue reading

A National Tragedy of Mine

In recent months the calls for nationalisation of mines in South Africa has been a hot topic of conversation. The capitalists oppose it. The intellectuals oppose it. Lawyers oppose it. Opposition parties oppose it. Many within the ranks of the ANC oppose it. The question is, why do some people keep pressing for this nationalisation? … Continue reading


I was taught that the Republic of South Africa was my home. I remember memorising the provisions of the Freedom Charter (FC) that our governing party so proudly proclaimed. I remember the words in the FC stating very unambiguously “…South Africa is the home of all who live in it…” Does the ANC remember this? … Continue reading

The Collapse

There is a wall in town, a brick wall. On a daily basis passers-by barely even notice the colossal structure. They walk by, ignorant of what is on the other side. They don’t care, really. John Doe is different. John knows exactly what awaits beyond this wall. John has heard countless rumours of people who … Continue reading

The Colour Grey

*Lawyer standing in front of a clearly bewildered Kramer* “Mr. Kramer” he continues, “were you or were you not late for your appointment?” *pause* “Yes, but my son was sick and I had to…” *Lawyer interrupts with a clear disregard for curial courtesy* “Yes or no, Mr Kramer?” Nothing in life is absolute. There is … Continue reading

The Colour Orange

Warning!!! This blog post is not for children over the age of 30! I have always hated the colour orange. I hated it with a certain amount of inexplicable dread! I would have liked to erase orange from the planet, if I could and oranges would be called greens or would that make oranges limes? … Continue reading

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