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Manto & Facebook

Does Facebook play a part in politics (governmental, not corporate :-)? Of course! The Sunday Times in South Africa released a front page report yesterday…

Manto & Facebook

Does Facebook play a part in politics (governmental, not corporate :-)? Of course! The Sunday Times in South Africa released a front page report yesterday…

Why atheists are just plain right

“Religion comes from the period of human history where nobody, not even the mighty Democritus, who concluded that all matter was made from atoms, had…

Thabo Mbeki is quite right

The elevation of axed deputy minister of health, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, to heroine status is a little farcical. The President has every right to relieve a member of the executive of their duties, for any reason, or indeed for no reason whatsoever.

Lost in translation

While Americans have had their own English for many years now, South Africans are just starting to redefine the language. Herewith a brief summary of…

Mrs Traps’s Yom Tov recipe

Mrs Traps cooking carries a hechsher from the International Atomic Energy Agency: Our leftovers require disposal in accordance with the international regulations governing nuclear waste.…

Thoughts on leading thoughts

The e-mail leered at me. “C’mon – are you man enough?” it seemed to ask. It arrived in my inbox, together with twelve inducements to…

Zimbabwe’s problems are exaggerated?

Southern African leaders, meeting in Zambia, once again failed to deal with the crisis in Zimbabwe. Where strong words and decisive action were desperately needed,…