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Posts published by “Charles Lee Mathews”

Writer who likes to draw.

Love, loss and Atticus

“I hope to arrive at my death late, in love, and a little drunk.” Atticus. “I will arrive at my death late, and drunk with…

Geldof ends Ebola

LONDON, United Kingdom The world burst into spontaneous applause today after Bob Geldof announced that Band Aid’s song for Africa — Do They Know It’s…

Gauteng education department ‘kacks bark’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Gauteng Education released an angry worded statement, lashing out at critics who pointed fingers at the provincial department for poor spelling in…

JSE launches petroleum jelly exchange

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange today announced it would launch an international petroleum jelly market in what is set to be the largest soft paraffin futures…

Steve Hofmeyr – SA’s first man without a brain

Neuroscientists at Groote Schuur, Cape Town’s premier academic hospital, today admitted that they were baffled about how alleged author, singer and self-styled Afrikaner saviour Steve…

I’ve got two words for ineffective government…

Zuma's performance agreements with government ministers are a toothless tiger. What's needed to drive performance and service delivery is bite. What's needed to drive performance is variable pay.

Patriot games

The World Cup dream has arrived, but don't forget to return to the hard work of fighting corruption and nation building when the world packs up and goes home. While we watch and get lost in the beautiful game, let's not completely take our eye off the ball.


As fear and loathing play out in this country, the real question is what can be done to mend SA's racial divide?

Make the irresponsible accountable

South Africa is experiencing an epidemic of reckless behaviour where the thoughtless, careless and irresponsible are getting away with too much.