It is almost treason to even entertain these thoughts in South Africa, as can be seen by the hostile takeover of the national broadcaster, the SABC, by the government, and by the ludicrous proposals for Soviet-style censorshipRead More Will South Africa Choose Change Over Corruption?
Over the last week, for reasons that seem mostly based on sentiment, the (not very) United Kingdom has descended into a state of hysteria. The reason for this? The pound has taken a battering since Theresa May announced a more or less firm date for triggering Article 50 in 2017. This, in turn, has triggered an imminent shortage of Marmite. Honest!Read More Brexit Marmite Madness
Asking for money to send to Africa, India or wherever else is all very good and noble because it eases the conscience and makes us feel better as human beings. But it doesn’t stop the poachers. Because they will still sneak into the parks, butcher their targets and sneak off again with thousands and thousands of dollars worth of tusks or horns.Read More How to Beat the Poachers
This Sunday another famous celebrity passed away. Born into a family of Hollywood stars, Robert Arquette should have become another big name in his clan. But he didn’t. You see, Robert was very fluid about the gender he identified with the most. And it wasn’t the sex he was born with.Read More Dying to be Different
or, Brexit for Normal People… Smoke and mirrors, smear campaigns and hateful rhetoric, and of course ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’*. I will deal with the aftermath of the result in a later post, but in order to fully understand how the ‘United’ Kingdom (at the time of writing, anyway) came to be part of […]Read More Bite-sized Brexit