A time for real reflection

August 10, 2020

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(Published on Fin24 platform, August 7, 2020) The annual Women’s Day anniversary is upon us. Like other anniversaries, it can serve a useful purpose in reminding us of past events and, in so doing, help us to have a better understanding of where we are now — and where we may be going. But that […]

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A call to clear the road ahead

August 9, 2020

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We should honour the pioneers who sacrificed so much by ensuring that the road ahead is cleared of the clutter of corruption, bureaucracy and prejudice.

Inequality, vultures & Covid-19

August 5, 2020

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(Initially published by City Press, South Africa) There continues to be much talk about how unequal our society is, how the wage and welfare gap is the biggest in the world. But how many people are aware that there are perhaps 30 South African billionaires? Or that, for the most part, they seems they have […]

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‘Grooming’, irrationality & Covid-19

August 5, 2020

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Unless a series of sometimes contradictory and apparently irrational Covid-19 orders is cleared up, the SA government may be regarded as the National Inanity.

Irrationality & the vultures

July 27, 2020

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As more people are thrown onto the scrapheap of unemployment, driven to desperation, the vultures gather to pick their bones.

Hairybacks, ‘souties’ & an accidental ANC member

July 13, 2020

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Available online at Daily Maverick: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-07-13-reflections-of-a-wayward-boy-hairybacks-soutpiele-and-an-accidental-member-of-the-anc/amp/ Reflections of a wayward boy (4) My life changed during that single day in early 1961 when I returned to the Germiston Advocate newspaper office after attending a Group Areas Board hearing and making my first visit to a township where I met and interviewed people who were about […]

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Fight for a “peoples’ vaccine”

July 12, 2020

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With the Trump administration playing ball with the pharmaceutical companies, democrats everywhere should rally to fight for the "peoples' vaccine" demanded in May by 140 experts and world leaders, including President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

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Three clarion calls to action

July 12, 2020

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Time to fight for free, universal access to any Covid-19 vaccine or treatment and, in the longer term, free, universal healthcare.