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Avishkar Govender

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Avishkar Govender is the Chief Political Officer of MicroGene.

Stop conning us

Look the reality is that you’re lying. It’s true. You’re making it seem as though you have some sort of magic healing powers, which you…

In the line of fire: The graft wars

I don’t know what offends me more, the stupidity of leaders unable to hide their unethical conduct in legitimate activities; or the stupidity of contractors…

Repatri(h)ate?

October 2002, KwaZulu-Natal Parliament, Pietermaritzburg, Comrade Bheki Cele (chair of chairs) in and from the speaker’s chair: ” … the problem is that some of…

Transforming the SABC (again!)

“There are enough zealots on both sides who kindle up the passions of their partisans and, under pretence of public good, pursue the interests and…

What technology do you have?

See here, get it right. We don’t need your charity. We don’t need your business and custom. In fact we don’t even need your tourism.…

Of chequebook politicking

I remember the first time a colleague suggested throwing money at a problem. The same colleague then went on to suggest that if those in…

The problem with female judges

Nobody believes Minister Radebe when he says the judiciary must transform to reflect the racial, gender and demographic reality of the country. Everybody thinks this…

Transforming the judiciary in SA

Applications are invited from suitably supported candidates to be admitted to the exalted status of being a judicial commissioner, an arbiter in a subsidiary court,…

On envy

Kahndisthi as an impediment to human solidarity for sustainable development If jealousy is indeed the green-eyed monster that gnaws at ones very soul forcing the…

The ultimate reality show

One wonders what the producers of TV shows think when they prepare to pitch for new shows. Is it entirely the prospect of ad revenue…