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Michael Trapido

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Mike Trapido is a criminal attorney and publicist having also worked as an editor and journalist.

He was born in Johannesburg and attended HA Jack and Highlands North High Schools.

He married Robyn in 1984 (Mrs Traps, aka "the government") and has three sons (who all look suspiciously like her ex-boss).

He was a counsellor on the JCCI for a year around 1992.

His passions include Derby County, Blue Bulls, Orlando Pirates, Proteas and Springboks.

He takes Valium in order to cope with Bafana Bafana's results.

Practice Michael Trapido Attorney (civil and criminal) 011 022 7332


SABC: Time to start becoming accountable

With the SABC and its financial problems very much in the news at the moment I was interested to read a letter headlined “Others share…

Hlophe is not Zuma, end it now

The ongoing war of attrition by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe is getting uglier by the week. So much so in fact that in…

Cairo: Obama makes JFK look like a conformist

United States President Barack Obama will either be remembered as one of his country’s greatest ever leaders or possibly its most naive. Whichever way history…

Zuma and Zille the pride of a nation

On the same day as our President Jacob Zuma was delivering his State of the Nation address I was monitoring the near implosion of Prime…

SA gun owners up in arms

The Firearms Control Act (60 of 2000) has long been the cause of heated debate between those who would possess firearms as opposed to those…

Blue Bulls batter Chiefs

Jacob Zuma — in the finest tradition of South African presidents confirming the support of a nation for the country’s top athletes — wished the…