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The Sumo

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The Sumo is a strapping young man in his late 20s who considers himself the ultimate transitional South African. Born and raised in a KwaZulu-Natal township near Durban, he was part of the first group of black initiates into the "multiracial" education system. He was (and is) always in contrast to the norm, black in "white" schools, a blazer-wearing coconut in the township streets, and now fat in a sea of conventional thinness in the corporate world. This, and a lifetime of junk-food consumption and beer guzzling, has culminated in the man you will come to know as the Sumo. See life through this man's eyes; see life through lard.

No, actually, you do want me to lie to you

The truth is the most overrated thing in the world when it comes to relationships. This fact permeates all the stages of a relationship, from…

Life’s little lessons

Life, what a joy and teacher of great lessons on how to live, what your limits are and how to behave as a man of…

Dinner with Dandala

Last week Wednesday I had the happy accident of having dinner with the newly formed Congress of the (disgruntled, intellectual) People’s presidential candidate in a…

Stretch and change

“Change? I guess change is good for any of us … I ain’t mad at you, got nothing but love for you. Do ya thang…

The peeping Sumo – a moral dilemma

So wrong, yet so right! I bet most of you have these moments, but not as much as I do these days. You know? You…

Polygamy revived, but to what end?

I attended a TV talk show recently where they debated the morality of polygamy. I was on the panel because I had written a piece…

Chopsticks and impromptu slapstick

I always love watching an unfortunate situation sneak up on an unsuspecting victim if it is going to be for my pleasure and amusement, but…