Into the unknown

Don’t know about anyone else, but I’m actually looking forward to a bit of a break from all the rugby we’ve had this year. There’s been an absolute glut, and as South African supporters we couldn’t have asked for a better year: a World Cup win, two local teams fighting it out for the Super…

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Electricity for 2010? No worry!

TO: Mr Jacob Maroga CEO, Eskom CC: Mr Jacob Zuma Mr Thabo Mbeki (Please ignore if no longer applicable) December 5 2007 Dear Mr Maroga, RE: RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY FOR 2010 I see that Engineering News ran an article on July 13 stating that Eskom’s capital expenditure budget over the next 20 years is set…

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Pick on someone your own size!

It seems that Australian rugby players are so down in the dumps after a shocking 2007 in the oval game that they have resorted to beating up marsupials to feel better. Yes, people, you heard me correctly; luckily there was a witness named Dan Andrews who was on hand to report this shocking behaviour, and…

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Gary Bailey and the sycophants! The Man United story

If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to get me going, it’s a season-long attack on Derby County. My form, every time I turn on to SuperSport 3 to watch Derby being whupped by somebody, I get Bailey and his sycophants going on about “the worst team since the Triassic … most pathetic effort ever…

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Reopening old wounds

The subject of Hansie Cronje has been back in the news recently after reports detailing the progress of a film based on his life. This has once again thrust debate over the fallen idol’s actions on and off the field under the spotlight. (more…)

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Rugby World Cup 1995 champions toast the class of 2007

The South African Rugby Legends Association (Sarla) hosted a meeting of the 1995 and 2007 Rugby World Cup champions at the Southern Sun hotel in Grayston Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday evening. It was an opportunity for Francois Pienaar’s legendary side to congratulate the guys who had brought home our second title. I must admit,…

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Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile says sports quotas are out

I have decided to have Makhenkesi Stofile’s children. It’s not a decision I have taken lightly and I’d better not suffer any morning sickness (I’m a bastard as it is). If I do, he’ll have me on the phone every day, going on about how I slave over a hot stove and clean the house…

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An hour with Gavin Varejes

Daily we are confronted with traumatic events that redefine our lives and bring home the sombre realisation that many things are beyond our control: 9/11, tsunamis and the unavoidable encountering of Sharks supporters. When the genius concerned lists the day the Sharks won the Currie Cup for the first time at Loftus Versfeld among his…

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The best symbol of a united nation

Tuesday midday in GP: A R29 “business lunch special” at a Chinese restaurant in Rosebank with a colleague followed by filter coffee and baklava at Fournos around the corner. And as I used my finger to wipe the last drops of honey from the plate, I sighed in satisfaction: “What is this life if, full…

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I dunno … maybe we should all go running

If I bungle my argument along the way, please excuse me, I’m actually fairly vexed as I write this: I’ve just had my third debate about rugby being “left alone” in recent days. Just as we had anticipated, South Africa returned with the World Cup in hand and the politics came following after. The issue…

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