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Grant me my final moment
I made my friends pinkie-swear: They will not leave me in the car at my own funeral. I demand to take centre stage one final time.
The smell of dope mixed with that of dust as 17 pairs of feet shuffled on to what used to pass for a soccer field in that part of the world.
It is probably true that Ramaphosa is the only person in government who could save SA. Unfortunately, he also appears to lack the courage to do so.
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Shocking umpiring rattles Test cricket’s bails
By the end of the day, the umpires were so starved of confidence that they were even checking so-called bump-ball catches.
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Orchids and Onions: Banking on the Boks
FNB shares and Orchid with Grid for a thought-provoking advert, while Checkers gets half an Onion for trying to put lipstick on chemical pigs called ‘beers’.
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The universe and our Bug-Eyed Monster problem
If we find another civilisation in the galaxy, should we make contact or not? The late Stephen Hawking thought not.

Happiness is an angry lioness and ‘hakuna matata’

Watching ‘Lion King’ taught me a lot about the most interesting animal of all – ‘Homo sapiens’.

Zuma can fool the people only once

When he claimed that senior ANC members Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda were paid by the apartheid system to spy against their own in the ANC, you could see the lie.

Youth structures need proper leadership

I’ll tell you why the ANCYL has become a shadow of its former glory: instead of shaping and training young minds, it has become a meal ticket.

Most road accidents don’t happen ‘by accident’

Severe car crashes leave accident victims and their families with the daunting task of picking up the pieces and rebuilding their lives.  

On Guard: The 5 Don’ts of personal protection

The things we should not do are often more important than the things we should do when it comes to our safety.

Truth will set us free … from the ANC

The truth is, the ANC is rotten to the core. If truth is allowed to thrive and is methodically tested in open court, the ANC will be rent asunder.

Lessons from the herbivores

But, thankfully, there the comparison ends. Firstly, a sloth is a herbivore, and I don’t fancy salads, never mind leaves.

Thank goodness for good luck

I am mortified at a current competition offered by a local radio station, which is offering the cosmetic surgery of your choice as the big prize.

Batohi must move decisively against state capturers

Batohi is at the centre of the battle for the soul of South Africa. She and her team must not wait to charge those responsible for the Estina Dairy Farm grand looting.

Zwelithini and all the other pains in the royal butt

I was once granted an audience with the Zulu king, and it didn’t end particularly well.

The well-flogged land horse is losing speed

Here is potentially a fertile political field for the likes of Solidarity and AfriForum to calmly but remorselessly hoist the ANC on its own petard, that of international law.

SA cricket needs a shift in thinking

The Proteas will not get anywhere with the strategy they’ve adopted in the last two years.

Orchids and Onions – Spot the local charm

The new Kia ad is pure homegrown excellence. But Japan Tobacco International gets an Onion for for slick, but misleading, advertising.

On Guard: The five Dos of personal protection

In personal protection they can be the difference between life and death.




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