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Relax, rats, the cats are focused on the dog
Even though Charles is an adorable, cuddly 50kg puppy, the cats still terrorise him at times because, well, they can.
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Poverty is a crime that seems to give licence to commit other crimes
It was heartbreaking to realise that several school pupils we were trying to help apparently couldn’t resist stealing from us.
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A future when Van der Merwe is a Rwandan minister
Retired Rwanda President Paul Kagame, now white-haired but still sharp, looked down from the patio of his residence overlooking the capital of his country.
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Listen up, all you grandmas
I have deaf relatives, so I know the drill when it comes to using hearing aids properly.
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Orchids and Onions: Now it’s Hyundai’s turn
It’s Orchids all the way for Hyundai and Grid, for their spot-on, attention-grabbing series on the Atos small car.
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Mbalula’s road deaths ‘success’ is a national tragedy
Whatever the ‘success’ the transport minister noted in the festive season traffic report, 53 people a day die on SA roads.
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Forget Hlophe’s transgressions; look at the JSC

Columns Forget Hlophe’s transgressions; look at the JSC

The Western Cape Judge President’s behaviour has often been reprehensible. But the JSC has so far done everything possible to duck its responsibilities.

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New Bok coach is in synergy with Rassie Erasmus

Columns New Bok coach is in synergy with Rassie Erasmus

It’s simple: Nienaber’s appointment allows SA Rugby to gain the most out of Erasmus, who’s now merely its director of rugby.

Columns Did you hear the one about the Ethiopian? Maybe not so funny any more

One of these days, Ethiopians might be the ones standing around telling jokes about us starving South Africans.

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Politics and a capable state

Columns Politics and a capable state

A capable state cannot be constructed without, first and foremost, an ethical political leadership that understands and is committed to the national interest.

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Mpianzi drowning’s aftermath brings hope to foreigners

Columns Mpianzi drowning’s aftermath brings hope to foreigners

The fact that the Mpianzi family’s status as refugees is not the main focus brings with it hope for the future for foreign nationals – that they are human first.

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Our thoughts are with you, Mboweni

Columns Our thoughts are with you, Mboweni

Tito has a lot of credibility abroad, but I’m afraid SA doesn’t. What is he going to tell investors at Davos?

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Topless at Turn ‘n Tender

Columns Topless at Turn ‘n Tender

‘You’re not going to believe what happened,’ I said into the phone. ‘I’m topless in the parking lot.’

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Struggle heroes should never be forgotten

Columns Struggle heroes should never be forgotten

Our rich legacy, heritage and hard-fought liberation should not be allowed to be confined to the periphery of history. 

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Schools must look after kids

Columns Schools must look after kids

Adequate supervision surely requires that a roll call take place before and after each activity.

Columns Viva the capable state, viva!

South Africa would be better off if the undertakings Ramaphosa made at Davos in January 2018 were carried out.

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The daily nightmare that is township traffic

Columns The daily nightmare that is township traffic

Total gridlock. Taxis, cars, bakkies, motorcycles, push bikes and pedestrians jamming the sole main arterial and every off-shoot street.

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CapeNature, your Soleimani moment in killing a croc is the best

Columns CapeNature, your Soleimani moment in killing a croc is the best

She was 2.5m long. Or, in terms everyone can understand, 10 belts, six handbags, four pairs of shoes and two wallets.

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When short dresses inspire long debates

Columns When short dresses inspire long debates

ANC Youth League spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize vented her frustration on social media while explaining that she could not attend the ANC’s national executive committee’s lekgotla due to some elder members’ view that her dress was too short. Which is more justified: her frustration or the limitation?

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Why is Europe hosting African leaders to solve continental problems?

Columns Why is Europe hosting African leaders to solve continental problems?

The AU’s peace and security council needs to act more decisively to prevent Libya from becoming hub of foreign fighters.




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