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  • A new NEW YEAR
    31 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    If past is prologue, what does it portend for 2022? A year of magical thinking, or [another] annus horribilis? Will it be a time for Champagne, or Rescue Remedy?! Before we take our first steps in thi...
  • JINGLE THE BELLS
    24 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    This year has certainly not been a normal one. But then again, as science journalist Ed Yong elegantly put it, “Normal led to this”. I hear multiple bells ringing, and not all of them in joy. There wh...
  • WHAT MORE CAN I DO?
    18 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    2021 felt like crossing a bridge over troubled water. But then I totally embrace Anand Giridharadas, the American journalist and author, when he says; “We are living through a revolt against the futur...
  • ZUMA - THE BAR
    11 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    Can you believe this! ZUMA – The Bar is listed Number 17 on the 2021 list of the BEST 50 Bars in the World. Situated in Dubai, Zuma also offers high class & private dining. So now we know where part o...
  • I'M WHITE
    05 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Boris Johnson’s apartheid travel ban. That’s what I want to write about today. I also want to say: OMICRON is apparently VERY contagious and I agree that we must be super careful. A NOTE BEFORE YOU RE...
  • ZUMA'S CRIMINAL INTEL COPS
    28 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    IT IS REPORTED that 3 high ranking officers in the Intel Community are about to be arrested. This time it is the culmination of years of meticulous “search & uncover” work by the investigators. These ...
  • TRIGGERED
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    What does it mean to be "triggered?" This term has been casually used to refer to the experience of having an emotional reaction to something. A tigger is in its nature abrupt and of a magnitude. Feel...
  • ZIMBABWE RUINS
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    ZIMBABWE RUINS Mugabe in tears FROM A TO Z – that’s the story of Zimbabwe. Once a bright sparkling diamond. Home to a new democracy in 1980. At the head of the State, a much respected [as much as fear...
  • THE DAY AFTER
    07 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I have always maintained that South Africa is a vibrant democracy, and the Local Government Election has confirmed that. Truly a ‘We, The People…’ moment. It has dealt a harsh blow to the ANC – the pa...
  • LIPSTICK ON A PIG
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Recent research has a brutal one-word identifier for each of the three major parties, courtesy of the South African voters: ANC = CORRUPTION DA = RACIST EFF = VIOLENT Even though much has been achieve...
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