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Trust in the future

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Raymond Aron, French intellectual and the author of Opium of the Intellectuals, believed politics rather than revolution was the way to change society for the betterment of all. He

Desperately seeking sunshine    

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When things got really tough for ordinary citizens a few weeks ago, when the weather boffins were giving Johannesburg a bone-chilling outlook of at least

Coalitions, councillors, and the electorate

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‘Coalition country’ looks pretty uninspiring currently. A few announcements of improved systems, a round or two of pothole repairs, much ambitious, even grandiose planning. Someone

Perhaps it’s time to think deeply again

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What fun and excitement we denizens of Twitter have been having with the richest man in the world buying the social media platform that many

Minority Report 

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Journalism training usually includes the injunction to not be afraid to ask for clarification when you are interviewing someone. If you as a reporter or

Not a nice war

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I was in the middle of trying to unsubscribe to a wellness – or as they say in old parlance, a health and beauty –

Listening to the ‘lower class’

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In Kathu in the Northern Cape on Tuesday last week, residents suffering from poverty, despondency  and the debilitating scourge of helpless dependency, lined up to

Asteroids and Anxiety

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Just when it appears we can perhaps breathe a little easier, literally, with the Covid-19 virus morphing into a less severe or lung-damaging, although still

The Big Job

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As I passed through Rosebank, Johannesburg last week heading for my optician, I noticed a new shop:, Kentucky Town. It was a KFC pop up

A luta continua

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The people have spoken – or, to be more accurate, 12 million of the 40 million or so South Africans eligible to vote have spoken.