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January 8th Statement confirms perilous direction

As the Covid-19 pandemic reasserts itself, as infection spreads, and the death tolls rise, and as the country is pushed back into...

Is the WHO fit for purpose? (Part II)

In my previous column, I started with an in-depth look at the World Health Organisation’s poor performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. In...

This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 9th January 1992 – The first...
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TDF Show – Arrested for getting baby formula, mutant Covid, and Impeachment II

https://iono.fm/e/981269 Nicholas Lorimer, asks Gabriel Crouse and Marius Roodt for their take on the arrest of a man in Pretoria for buying...

Ignoring the distilled wisdom of centuries on EWC

In pushing ahead with expropriation laws providing for ‘nil’ compensation in wide-ranging circumstances, the South African government is ignoring the distilled wisdom...

TDF Show – No grants, no doctors, no money

https://iono.fm/e/980727 Nicholas Lorimer asks John Endres and Hermann Pretorius for their views on the SASSA grants disaster, the shortage of doctors in...

A perfect storm at our borders

Humanitarian crises threatened to break out at South Africa’s busiest land border posts over the festive season.  A flood of Zimbabweans and...

Two Crickets – Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo

https://iono.fm/e/980147 Nick and Gabriel discuss the events of 6 January in the U.S. and the case for and against impeaching Trump- again.
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TDF Show – Borders closed, Uganda to the polls, and Awomen!

https://iono.fm/e/980059 In our second episode of the year, Nicholas Lorimer, asks Marius Roodt and Sara Gon for their take on the speech...

Is the WHO fit for purpose? (Part I)

It’s been a year since the WHO notified the world about a ‘pneumonia of unknown cause’ discovered in China. Given that its...

Trump became his own worst enemy

Donald J. Trump’s presidency was, as he would say, a tremendous success until it wasn’t. Misunderstanding his success, many could also misunderstand...
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TDF Show – Vaccine rollout and the Battle of the Capitol

https://iono.fm/e/979490 In the first show of 2021 Nick Lorimer, Hermann Pretorius, and Gabriel Crouse discuss the government’s failure to acquire a Covid-19...

Trump not alone in attacks on democracy, but he is now beyond the pale

If last week’s invasion of Capitol Hill was an attempted coup, then it ranks as one of the most inept in history.

Civil war if the ANC loses

Last Sunday, in a public speech, Jessie Duarte, the Deputy Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC), spoke thus: “Comrades, …. You...

Vaccines – fail South Africa at huge cost

There has been an outcry over the government’s handling of vaccination against Covid-19. And it is well-justified! This visceral...

Bold vision needed for South Africa to escape poverty

East Asians have shown that massive poverty can be eradicated in half the average human’s lifespan. Yet most South Africans are poor...

Jumped-up martinet Bheki Cele undermines faith in police

Police minister Bheki Cele parades around beaches with a coterie of senior officers to yell at the occasional surfer, boater, or bikini-clad...

Understanding the challenges of the new year

As the new year gets under way, property rights – their maintenance or degradation – look set to be a major policy...

This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 3rd January 1959 – Alaska is...

Ideology, control, and a desired NHI ‘pilot’ behind the Covid vaccine impasse

South Africa has more than 1.1 million Covid-19 infections and in excess of 31 000 Covid-related deaths. A stricter curfew and many other...

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