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Posts published by “Sarah Britten”

During the day Sarah Britten is a communication strategist; by night she writes books and blog entries. And sometimes paints. With lipstick. It helps to have insomnia.

Why is Australian clothing so expensive?

My Nokia, the South African one, bleeps to announce the arrival of another SMS. My heart sinks: another update from FNB, chirpily informing me of…

Are (some) Muslims their own worst enemies?

Last month, Camden in south-western Sydney hit the headlines when its council refused an application to build an Islamic school on planning grounds. The ruling…

Weather and South African patriotism

South Africans with no stated intention of leaving South Africa will be pleased to know that the weather in Sydney has been absolutely bloody awful…

Should criminals be identified by their race?

One of the differences I’ve noticed in the way that crime is reported in South Africa and Australia is race. As in specifically identifying the…

A place where they torch cars in the street

Last week, someone torched a Landcruiser in the suburb where I live. It seems that the resident, known only as “Stephen”, awoke in the middle…

Working families, workers and pubic wigs

In every political culture, there’s a favourite construct, a sort of Pavlovian bell that is designed to trigger the immediate cessation of critical thought. In…