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About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

Mbeki gave us Zuma

At just before 11 PM on the 14th February, Jacob Zuma announced his resignation as President of South Africa, bringing to an end the most rotten and corrupt Presidency in South African History. The move was typical Zuma. Just like … Continue reading

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Dear Liquid Telecom – An open letter from an unhappy customer

You and your predecessor Neotel are the most unreliable, inconsistent internet service “provider” I’ve ever had the misfortune of using. Regularly, I get a “No Internet” message while connected to your “broadband” at my home. Even more frustrating, it consistently … Continue reading

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Two Rabies Cases, two different outcomes

There were two recent events involving children getting infected with rabies. Brazilian Mateus dos Santos da Silva, 14, was one of three children from the same family who contracted the disease in November last year after vampire bats bit them. … Continue reading

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On Climate Change and Science Denialism

Last week, three major climate-related events occurred. South Africa’s interior suffered under a heatwave. Australia was struck by a heatwave so intense that flying foxes fell out of trees dead as the heat had literally cooked their brains. In addition, … Continue reading

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Why do we still need to say this?

This will be my last post for 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, my readers. Have you ever read through an article or book thinking “Great! Excellent! Spot On!” and then got to a passage and … Continue reading

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A crisis in South Africa’s Education System

Earlier this week, the results of the 2017 PIRLS (Progress in Reading/Literacy Study) were released. Out of 50 countries, South Africa was ranked 50th. The survey additionally found that 78% of South African Grade 4 pupils could not read for … Continue reading

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Updated: A new beginning for Zimbabwe?

So this past week in Zimbabwe, a “coup that isn’t a coup” took place. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace were placed under house arrest by the Zimbabwean Military, and Mugabe is being pressured to resign. On Tuesday … Continue reading

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