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Two dozen questions for the President

Dear President Ramaphosa, I have two dozen questions for you, please feel free to answer them in the comments section below. 1. Where are the…

At the trough or the bowl

Imagine for a moment that the human race was extinct and that instead in its place several billion humanoid pigs had taken up residence on…

What Ramaphosa announced, and what he admitted

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address contained all the usual announcements of new government initiatives, but was marked for what he admitted about…

Patriotism is the last refuge of the coward

There are many things that signal the virtue of cowardice. A prolonged and deep reliance on patriotism is just one of them. To say that…

Zille is gone, Twitter is empty

I do not have any reason to Twitter I joined just to follow Helen Zille I thought we’d have great adventures Propounding Liberalism’s virtues Then…

Eskom is bent

If Eskom is bent, what is it going to take to straighten it out?

It’s official, I’m a twit!

I swore off social media rubbishcapades more than a decade ago. I still have all my records from the early and mid 90s regarding my…

Can SAA attract the “one percenters”?

By Dale van der Lingen My previous piece here centred on lessons for South African Airways (SAA) from Ford’s upending of Ferrari’s decades long dominance…

Trump: The Emperor without clothes

Everybody knows the story of the emperor’s new clothes — where a vain emperor contracted two so-called ‘tailors’ to make him a new set of…