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It is time

The time, in the brief recent history of our country, has come for our country to wade into a foreign conflict, choose a side and…

What is your model for personal transformation?

By Curwyn Mapaling There is a prevailing cry for transformation in our country, rightfully so, but surely we should remain cognisant of personal transformation as…

Literature, art, space, and the secret of life

It never ceases to amaze me that the arts – foremost among them literature, sculpture, architecture, music, painting and cinema – are able to capture…

Language: An emotive issue

Why is language such an emotive issue? Primarily because it goes to the heart of what we are as speaking beings, as Jacques Lacan would…

Mangrove Jungle (Tiger) Survival Expert

The world has gone crazy. So what if a black African parent allowed their child to be called “the coolest monkey in the jungle”, in…

Educational disparities at an international level

For some time now, it has been the case that internationalisation of education cannot be separated from globalisation as a multifaceted phenomenon. This inevitably raises…

A letter for Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi is in prison. She cannot communicate with you. She cannot tell you this herself. So I will say this, and I hope that…

John Fowles’ beguiling literary art

Undoubtedly one of the great exponents of the novel in English, recently deceased John Fowles, wrote novels that, in addition to gripping narratives, integrated many…

Two centres of nonsense

Now the drums will sound for Radical Economic Transformation from the Zuma administration, loudly, boldly, unashamedly and without distraction. What that means is that further…

The weakness of the ANC

The current elective conference of the ANC makes me think, involuntarily, of the decline of this once-proud, 105-year old organisation, to the point where it…