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A simplistic & anti-democratic blame game

April 19, 2022


(First published by Fin24 and City Press) More than 20 years ago, before its quite recent gentrification, I moved into the Cape Town seaside suburb of Muizenberg which then housed, courtesy of the United Nations, a large group of Angolan and DRC refugees. These new arrivals spoke foreign languages — mainly French, Lingala and Portuguese […]

Reflections of a Wayward Boy: Somafco

April 7, 2022


South Africa’s child care catastrophe

April 3, 2022


(First published in City Press, South Africa, 22.04,03) Working families are always the prime sufferers when catastrophe strikes, be it war, famine, flood or often, callous disregard by powers that be. And it is children who carry the long-term consequences of trauma, dislocation and deprivation with many growing in to adulthood with their potential, physically, […]