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Talking vs Facebooking: Who’s better off?

If I hosted a dinner party for my 10 closest friends, the topics of conversations would undoubtedly include the expected ones: crime, the three Ms…

The agony of analysing politics

I thought the time had come for me to do something a bit more analytical than a report on my weekend at Oppikoppi, my views…

Okay, so the president isn’t superwoman!

It is important, in any democracy, to have a series of checks and balances on the executive. An important segment of these safeguards is the…

2010 World Cup FAQ for tourists

In order to assist those interested in coming to South Africa in 2010, herewith a comprehensive FAQ (frequently asked questions). FAQ South Africa: Where’s that?…

Out-of-body experiences are now a reality

Scientists have taken an old wives’ tale and turned it into a reality: volunteers at the University College London actually underwent an out-of-body experience. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/24/2…

Why I’ll never live in New Zealand with my Bokkie

The official New Zealand Department of Population and Sustainable Development website has a page dedicated to sheep. Or more specifically, a page dedicated to correcting…

Really, we’re a society of illiterates?

Someone told me the other day that we live in a society of illiterates, that kids don’t read any more and that the quality of…

Really, we’re a society of illiterates?

Someone told me the other day that we live in a society of illiterates, that kids don’t read any more and that the quality of…