Joe Makhafola

The cost of hosting the World Cup

Why it is that African countries have to go through the painful and expensive exercise of convincing the so-called first world that South Africa, in particular, is ready and capable of hosting the Fifa World Cup? We toiled culturally to showcase our rainbow nation as not barbaric, and politically to prove a matured democracy and…

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The minister and the law

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law; but because ’tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to *confute him, so said John Selden (1584-1654), posthumously published in Table Talk, 1689. There are four fundamental pieces of the law that set the boundaries…

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