Jeremiah Kure

The worst is not behind us

If a sliver of South Africa’s future can be glimpsed through the prism of the current public-service protests, then the future should be delayed indefinitely. The unchecked culture of irresponsible protests has been allowed to grow into a soulless monster, ready to incite anarchy and we should all be afraid. Much has been said about…

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An immoral sense of morality

You are probably corrupt. Here is why. In the last 12 months you probably have done one of the following. You probably have, on at least one occasion, bribed a traffic cop who pulled you over for speeding. You had no qualms parting with a facilitation fee to a driving instructor in return for a…

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An immoral sense of morality

You are probably corrupt. Here is why. In the last twelve months you probably have done one of the following. You probably have, on more than one occasion, bribed a traffic cop who pulled you over for speeding. You had no qualms parting with a facilitation fee (http://www.mg.co.za/article/2010-02-12-getting-a-licence-can-drive-you-to-corruption) to a driving instructor in return for…

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Zim: A second liberation?

If you are in the 30-plus age bracket, chances are, you will not see Zimbabwe rise again in your lifetime. Now before you accuse me of being an unfeeling pessimist, I am not by any means suggesting that Zimbabwe will never recover. I am merely asserting that a return to the former glory days is…

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Zim must regain sense of outrage

If you are in the 30-plus age bracket, chances are, you will not see Zimbabwe rise again in your lifetime. Now before you accuse me of being an unfeeling pessimist, I am not by any means suggesting that Zimbabwe will never recover. I am merely asserting that based on the multi-faceted dynamics which have shaped…

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It stinks to high heaven…

The hypocrisy of the West that is what — particularly the type exhibited by the US. The leaked slew of military documents on the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks this week, was another stark reminder of the two-faced nature of Americans, who it seems, have become quite adept at the practice of preaching one thing and doing…

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Towards a legacy befitting a post-world cup South Africa

One of my failings as an Optimist is that I have a disproportionate amount of faith in the goodness of people, particularly those who are entrusted to lead others. But having spent a little over three decades in this world, I realise that I am slowly losing my look-on-the-bright-side outlook as more and more I…

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Towards a legacy befitting a post-World Cup SA

One of my failings as an optimist is that I have a disproportionate amount of faith in the goodness of people, not least those who are entrusted to lead others. Having spent just slightly over three decades in this world, I realise that I am slowly losing my look-on-the-bright-side outlook as more and more I…

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Blood milk

What is the colour of milk these days? Red maybe? It is white of course, unless your supplies are flowing straight out of Grace Mugabe’s dairy farm, so says the rabid press and thousands of citizens of that cyberspace community known as Facebook. Zimbabwe’s first lady has in recent weeks been the subject of her…

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Close the border

Last weekend I made my customary annual road trip up north to Zambia through Zimbabwe. Starting off at the crack of dawn, it was a glorious drive on the N1 during that time of early morning when the breaking light of a new day slowly takes over a landscape wrapped in the fading darkness. With…

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