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Warren Foster

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Warren Foster is a part time writer, part time editor, part time student and full time thinker with much on his mind... mostly about gender, politics and reconciliation in this country. Every so often one of these thoughts sneaks its way onto Thought Leader, and for that he apologises in advance.

Probing parenthood

A decision by the Cape High Court has sent concerned parents into a huff as they question the competence of courts and fear the infringement…

A how-to on considerate cinema-going

Yesterday I went to see Invictus (good, not great, bring tissues) with my usually sufferable parents but was promptly reminded of why I have not…

On divisive symbols in the new South Africa

It seems that every other week we are confronted with the reality of an ever changing nation. Summer rolls around, housing developments go up, presidents…

Girls on film

Being a suckling young media consumer, I can flick through DStv channels with all the dexterity and fervour of a dog digging a hole. Recently,…

Putting everything in a box to the left

Do you like being put into a box? Is the complexity of your character clearly classified? Are the intricacies of your integrity irreversibly ingrained? Or…

If you see Britney, give her a hug

Congratulations to the very young Jody Williams for winning over the hearts of thousands of South Africans and becoming the South African Idol for 2007.…

Women love Zuma?

The ANC Women’s League’s endorsement of Jacob Zuma for the party’s presidency is mind-boggling. I just can’t fathom it. I acknowledge that the body can…

I dunno … maybe we should all go running

If I bungle my argument along the way, please excuse me, I’m actually fairly vexed as I write this: I’ve just had my third debate…

Mmm … methinks the Constitution is the cheese!

I hate to be the … *checks it* … fifth person, effectively, to write on the subject of Mondli Makhanya and Jocelyn Maker’s apparently-no-longer-impending arrest…

From MyMedia to OurMedia

This piece began life as a response to Zukile Majova’s rather verbose entry on “National interest versus public interest“, but the more I wrote the…