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2010-06-21 20:58
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2010-03-14 17:54
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela caused a hell of a fuss last week with an interview in which she said her ex-husband Nelson Mandela had “let down” SA’s poor, agreeing to a &ldquo&hell…Read More
2010-02-07 19:36
Looks like I might have underestimated the scale of public disapproval of Jacob Zuma’s latest fling: it dominated the news agenda in a week that ended with the president making a publi… Read More
2010-02-01 17:36
Imagine the media feeding frenzy if Barack Obama, or Gordon Brown, or Nicolas Sarkozy turned out to have fathered a secret love child. Jacob Zuma has, it emerged yesterday, after an affair w… Read More
2010-01-22 15:34
Following a thoroughly relaxing Christmas break in the sunny Western Cape, I got back to Jo’burg to daily downpours on a scale to match the monsoon rains that hit me in Goa fiv… Read More
2009-12-16 09:07
A stone’s throw from the millionaires’ playground of Sandton huddles what must rank among the most desperately poor settlements in South Africa. It clings to the bank of a stinki… Read More
2009-12-04 17:37
Had a very irate phone call yesterday from a chap called Phalane Motale, who’s the communications director for a chaotic little municipality near Pretoria.  Nokeng Tsa Taemane is… Read More
2009-11-22 13:20
“Things were much better under apartheid,” an elderly barber told me the other day. He’d arrived from Greece at about my age 45 years ago, and gave me an achingly nost… Read More
2009-11-14 13:41
“Shoot the bastards” – for all the pressure they’re under, it’s hard to imagine any of Gordon Brown’s cabinet coming out with such a violent expression at… Read More
2009-11-07 18:32
Witnessed the death of a newspaper yesterday, which was all very sad. The Weekender was founded in 2006 as a highbrow Saturday-morning paper, produced by Business Day journalists and a handf… Read More

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