Category Archives: Segue

A detour into stuff that isn’t what I normally write about.

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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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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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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Links, including for three Sciencebloggers’ new homes

November 1st was the eighth annual Autistics Speaking Day. For the first time since it started, I didn’t post. If you want to see what other autistic bloggers wrote for it, the Autistics Speaking Day blog is here. Scienceblogs has … Continue reading

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The Culpability of the Complicit

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled against an appeal by Zuma and the NPA of a ruling by the High Court that overturned the 2009 decision of then National Director of Public Prosecutions Moketedi Mpshe to drop 783 charges … Continue reading

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