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Cowardly big business is failing our democracy

Democracy is an ecosystem. Its survival is dependent on many things: a sound legislative framework, an independent judiciary, a vibrant parliament and a responsive government.…

If the shoe fits in your mouth, wear it

Every now and then an ad comes along that offends people, and there’s an outcry and outraged calls to 702 and threatening comments on some…

Oi! That’s my Marmite!

It’s an outrage. The Danes last caused this much English angst in the year 850. (We won’t talk about those cartoons.) They’ve banned Marmite. Seriously.…

I’m tired of watching the royal family

While South Africans tallied votes from local government elections last week, the Queen of England visited Ireland. Just one of these events made most international…

I feel ripped off

Bruschetta with Parma ham, brie and preserved fig. Not the most revolutionary combination of flavours and textures the culinary world has known. Nice enough, but…

Ctrl+Alt+Delete — resetting this blog

I let this blog space go dormant for more than a year. I let it “rest” for two main reasons. First, because I felt increasingly…

Freedom of the African internet

Ahead of May 3 World Press Freedom Day, a new study of 37 countries gives the state of play for internet freedom in six African…

How crass is too crass?

I’m no prude. Granted, there are probably Mennonite housewives who are having a wilder time than me right now, but as a rule I’m quite…