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Talking vs Facebooking: Who’s better off?

If I hosted a dinner party for my 10 closest friends, the topics of conversations would undoubtedly include the expected ones: crime, the three Ms…

Talking vs Facebooking: Who’s better off?

If I hosted a dinner party for my 10 closest friends, the topics of conversations would undoubtedly include the expected ones: crime, the three Ms…

Times hijacks New York Times

It’s Sunday. And there’s something wrong. Very wrong. I’ve got my coffee, my newspaper and the couch all to myself. But where the hell is…

The agony of analysing politics

I thought the time had come for me to do something a bit more analytical than a report on my weekend at Oppikoppi, my views…

Okay, so the president isn’t superwoman!

It is important, in any democracy, to have a series of checks and balances on the executive. An important segment of these safeguards is the…

SA vs Scotland: Nervy signs for the RWC

I’m no rugby tactician and I don’t follow the game off the field much, so I must confess that I take things at face value.…

2010 World Cup FAQ for tourists

In order to assist those interested in coming to South Africa in 2010, herewith a comprehensive FAQ (frequently asked questions). FAQ South Africa: Where’s that?…

Reality sometimes trumps democracy

America is fast learning that idealism is not always capable of being translated into a working reality. Moreover, as in the case of Iraq, the…

Out-of-body experiences are now a reality

Scientists have taken an old wives’ tale and turned it into a reality: volunteers at the University College London actually underwent an out-of-body experience. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/24/2…