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Indecisive justice is indecisive

It has taken 10 years and 7 months for the honourable Eben Jordaan to reach a conclusion in the trial of the right wing “boeremag”. 10 years. What was so complex and difficult in this trial that it could not … Continue reading

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La Manif Pour Tous – The Demonstration for All

So I’ve been listening to Learn French in your Car in my car, which has emboldened me to try and read French stuff on the internet.  Doing that, I discovered I still haven’t got a clue.  French seems to be … Continue reading

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ICASA is immoral

In the spirit of “I’m with stupid”, ICASA, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has granted a license to TopTV to broadcast porn. This means that from now, when you drive to work, sit in your house, work in … Continue reading

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Hidden treasure in a field

The wise and all knowing government of the republic of South Africa has given themselves sole and unassailable custodianship of the mineral rights of the country, including the salt on the sea shore.  They have gone too far. The President, … Continue reading

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Protection of Information Bill, sure

The “Protection of Information Bill 6 of 2010” (or whatever it is called) is currently being steamrollered through our legislative system. This act says that state information must be protected, and lays out all sorts of sanctions for those who … Continue reading

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What does it take to raise a child?

You have heard it said: It takes a village to raise a child The radio announcers of our national broadcaster frequently treat us to that African “wisdom”. The idea of this is that every mama and auntie out there should … Continue reading

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Climate stasis

It’s time to drop in my 2c on the topic of the moment: climate change. Not happy with definitions like “the climate is what the weather is usually like”, climatologists have defined climate as something more like this: The average … Continue reading

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Socialist social justice is no justice at all

Recently the SABC spent many a monopoly buck on advertising their coverage of the “Mandela” speech of the “Librarian of Alexandria”. This is smells of political influence peddling, since that is what the SABC does these days, and the library … Continue reading

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How can two drive together unless they are agreed?

Historically, the rules of the road embody the consensus of experts (and some non-experts) about how vehicles should drive to avoid collisions, and ensure reasonably efficient transport in a variety of conditions. A standard side of the road is used, … Continue reading

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One-way reconcilliation

I heard on the radio yesterday something I’ve heard before — that many black folks in South Africa believe that reconcilliation is a one-way street — that blacks have forgiven whites for the evils of the past, but white people … Continue reading

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