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Yes, this is the definitive ET article

So like everyone in the whole country is writing articles about ET. A forest of opinion has been spewed forth. The internet is gigaflopping all over the pavement with blogs, vlogs, tweets, status updates and posts about Mr Terre’Blanche. Even Die Antwoord would be jealous. If you are trying to avoid this info-tsunami, this maelstrom […]

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April fool this, Mr News Guy!

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day. The day when newspapers try to catch us out with whacky stories and tall tales. The day when fiendish hacks ply their wily trade to fool our pre-caffeinated brains. Sucking us in with official looking headlines, well-crafted copy and photoshopped images. Feeding us fantastical “facts” that have us reaching for […]

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SpeakZA: Bloggers for a free press

A message from a whole bunch of peeps, read it, share it and all that. Last week, shocking revelations concerning the activities of ANC Youth League Spokesperson Nyiko Floyd Shivambu came to the fore. According to a letter published in various news outlets, a complaint was laid by 19 political journalists with the secretary-general of […]

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Did you achieve nothing today?

We’ve all had those days. You know the ones. Where after a full day’s work, after actually having tried to achieve something, we end up with nothing. Those days where we hold the rudder tight, pull the sails taut and struggle against the wind, only to realise our final port is in the opposite direction. […]

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To the cat-basket born

Let me tell you of two cats that I have come to know quite well over the last year or so. Doctor Poo and Mister Hanky of Oud Zuid, Amsterdam. Doctor Poo is an academic. A feline entomologist. Softly spoken and reserved, he shies from the public eye and spends most days working on his […]