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Reflections of a wayward boy (part 2)

June 24, 2020

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Daily Maverick version available at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-06-22-reflections-of-a-wayward-boy-a-cub-reporter-in-the-dark-heart-of-south-africa/#gsc.tab=0 Pure chance, youthful arrogance and an alcoholic chief reporter who had passed out over his desk one morning in early 1961, provided the ingredients that catapulted me, a wayward school leaver and junior reporter, onto a fast track to radical anti-apartheid politics. In one day, I was set on […]

Reflections of a wayward boy (Part 1)

June 24, 2020

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Also available on Daily Maverick: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-06-04-a-nickname-shared-with-dumisa-ntsebeza/#gsc.tab=0 I have been called many things in my day, some of them clearly unprintable.  But only once was I labelled wayward which, given the context of my life, is probably accurate.  Also, so far as I am concerned, and especially from whence the label came, it was a compliment.  […]