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We’re all in this together … not

I’m tired of hearing how I need to play a role in fighting crime. In the wake of Lucky Dube’s shooting last week, President Mbeki…

A vision of today’s students

Here is proof that most education systems are not adequately keeping up or preparing students to deal with tomorrow today. That’s almost OK, because students…

Obesity is not our fault any more — really

A news headline on BBC‘s daily newsletter practically jumped off the page at me. It says: “Obesity ‘not individuals’ fault’”. And it continues with the…

Sure we believe you, Mr President

As I lay face down next to my husband, David, with our hands and feet tied up, I thanked him for six years of marriage…

Real men don’t watch sport

My God, is it just me or is this crushing, pervasive near-religious rugby fervour downright depressing? I know, it’s just me. I don’t get sport.…

Exclusive: Johannesburg goes mad

Pardon me if this blog is interrupted by the sound of gunshots; intermittent power failures or typhoons, but I’m in Johannesburg at the moment. I…

Let those street signs be praised!

(I swear I was composing this in my head before I read Matthew Buckland’s post “Name changes: ‘Cost argument’ is nonsense”.) I was driving home…