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Down with credentialism   

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You’d be hard pushed to find anyone in the developed world today, no matter how libertarian or how entranced by the polemics of Ivan Illich (Deschooling Society,

Standing up to Goliath

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Anger is a negative, strong emotion. If you Google or Bing it, you will see few words in its favour. It can lead to genocide

Pressure-cooker politics

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My mother had a pressure cooker, the air fryer of its day. It was a boon to working women. It rendered tough meat tender, stewed

Fighting the Black Dog

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When we have got through this muddled, chaotic period in the life of our country, where the black dog of depression is running wild, I

A series in search of an ending

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Staying with friends in Cape Town, I did not have to rush around the house sealing fridges or switching off appliances prior to load shedding.

Heed Cromwell: ‘In the name of God, go, ANC!’

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In 1653, controversial English statesman Oliver Cromwell scathingly dismissed the minimalist parliament he’d established to draft election plans for a new reformed parliament, which included

The new moralists or O tempora, o mores

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Once upon a time (actually about the same time a certain Panel was delivering a finding that would cause some ‘rep en roer’, some unexpected

Of Toxic Women and Toxic Men

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It may surprise you, although if you are a liberal it should not, that although I am a feminist I don’t hold with the romantic

Power’s on and the living is easy

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This day I sit down to write is different to all other days of the preceding weeks. It is the first day in a very

A woman’s home is her castle

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On ‘Spring’ day this year the pupils of Alexandra High School in Gauteng celebrated by throwing chairs about and spraying fire extinguishers all over the