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Thought Leader is a catalyst

My understanding is that this new online blogging site is not an elitist project but instead aims to engage with and draw into its conversations…

The Bobby bounce

Bob Mugabe had a farm, then anudder and anudder, his fleece was white as snow — then he didn’t have an agricultural sector. So he…

Interrogating the ‘developmental state’

The “developmental state” is one of the most under-theorised aspects of national discourse. In fact we live in a country of mutating political mythologies we…

Radiohead’s brave new world

On Monday Radiohead sent shockwaves through the music industry and paroxysms of fear through the major record labels when they announced that their new album…

SA’s top 51 blogs

These are the blogs that make it into the top 100 000 ranking on Technorati. They are competing with about 70-million other blogs, so being popular…

Dying to live

Randy Pausch is dying of pancreatic cancer. In fact, he only has about two to four months of healthy life left. He is a professor…

Why our government’s business is our business

There may be few greater contributions we can make to democracy in this country right now than to explain the difference between a democratic government…

Thabo Mbeki’s Facebook page

I bet you are wondering if our country’s First Citizen has ventured into the world of Web 2.0 during his late-night browsings. Well, I can…

The big Zuma factor

The biggest political question hanging over all our heads at this critical moment in our history is that of Jacob Zuma. What will he do…