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A life of service

There are many people who contributed to our liberation in South Africa and, unfortunately, so many of these people are being unnoticed or unacknowledged. Maybe…

Dali gets surreal

I’m beginning to think there’s something in the water at the SABC. Statements by Dali Mpofu, the chief executive and, ahem, editor-in-chief, make me wonder…

Trusting Wikipedia: a sea change

Here's an interesting development. Long and acrimonious battles have been fought over the question, "Can you trust Wikipedia?" Now, at last, there's a new answer to this question.

Get off Mbeki’s back!

On Friday I watched a ton of tourists taking pictures of Madiba’s statue in Sandton City: an imposing tribute to the man British columnist John…

Crowdsourcing the campaign

In 2004, the Howard Dean campaign in the United States blazed the way in taking the election campaign online. Dean not only raised more than…

The ‘unique relationship’

Turkey’s newly elected President, Abdullah Gul, has confirmed that he attaches the highest priority to forging even closer ties with Pakistan. Gul, whose Justice and…

Curiouser and curiouser …

Curious report just out on Reuters: Johannesburg (Reuters) — South Africa has denied it blamed Britain for Zimbabwe’s isolation in a report prepared for a…

Yet another empty promise

On Thursday, BBC News published an article titled “Bush marks two years from Katrina” where US President George Bush promises an audience at a New…