Category Archives: Life

About things that happened in my life.

Experiences in weight loss

A few months ago, I went for my annual check up and got a wake up call. My blood cholesterol and weight were both at unhealthy levels. Also, when looking at myself side on, I could see I was starting … Continue reading

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Denialism will be the death of us

It is frustrating that people would rather accuse experts of lying than acknowledge the existence of a major issue. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump once again dismissed Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as a hoax after a report warning that … Continue reading

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Crisis point in South Africa

‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’ ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Although about bankruptcy, the above quote easily applies to crises. Jacob Zuma is out of office, but he … Continue reading

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The Big Lie about Bullying

You’ve probably come across the belief that bullying builds character. I have, and having been severely bullied in school, not just by my classmates but also by some teachers, I can confirm it is a lie. Bullying did not build … Continue reading

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Dear Telemarketers, kindly F%#* Off!

No thank you, I do not wish to change my insurance provider. I’m very happy with my current one. No thank you, I do not wish to take out a new cellphone contract or change my network. No, I don’t … Continue reading

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Happy Blogoversary to me!

Today, I celebrate the eighth anniversary of my blog “African Jungle”. My very first post, “Greetings to one and all”, was posted on the 29th of May 2010. The tagline I chose for my blog was “A blog on Autism, … Continue reading

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Cosby Convicted

Last week, a jury convicted Bill Cosby on three counts of sexual assault. This was after an earlier trial collapsed when the jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict. The charges related to sexual acts Cosby performed on Andrea Constand. Cosby … Continue reading

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