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Really, we’re a society of illiterates?

Someone told me the other day that we live in a society of illiterates, that kids don’t read any more and that the quality of…

Really, we’re a society of illiterates?

Someone told me the other day that we live in a society of illiterates, that kids don’t read any more and that the quality of…

Would a Barack Obama Presidency be good for Africa?

The American presidential election is about a year away from the national conventions where the Republicans and Democrats nominate their candidates. This takes place in…

Manto, the multimedia story

The Sunday Times story surrounding our embattled health minister has been a good example of integrated journalism. The newspaper broke the big story, yet the…

Whose responsibility is Zimbabwe?

So the SADC summit has come and gone, and once more there is nothing but platitudes coming from the SADC leadership. After veering from one…

The government on make-up

Mrs Traps, “the government”, clearly missed her calling as a beautician. Every morning she hits the bathroom and begins a ritual that is a must…

Fun places to live #456723

What I wouldn’t give to live in the town of Brattleboro, Vermont. They sound like such fun people. For years the town (population 12 005,…

Google of the universe

So Google is not satisfied with world domination, but wants to rule the universe too. Hey, even space shuttles need search engines. Ok, at a…

My own Oppikoppi A to Z

M&G Online editor Riaan Wolmarans wrote a great piece for the paper detailing the A to Z of Oppikoppi — that free-flowing cauldron of dusty…