Category Archives: Segue

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

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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Thoughts on electrically powered vehicles

Volvo has announced it plans to switch over to hybrid and electrically powered vehicles by 2019. The United Kingdom declared its intention to ban internal combustion vehicles by 2040 at the latest. Last year the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) passed … Continue reading

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Corruption Fatigue

It’s just too much now. Over the past few years, story after story about corruption and state capture has broken, and nothing has been done to fix matters. I’ve even blogged about it a few times. And that was before … Continue reading

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Thoughts on James Bond

Roger Moore, famous for playing Simon Templar in The Saint and James Bond from 1973 to 1985, passed away from cancer last week. I was a James Bond fan years ago. I’m not one any more. The character of James … Continue reading

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A Scandalous week

In the last week, South Africa was rocked by five scandals. Any one of the five on its own would have been shocking. Collectively, they are an utter disgrace. Durban loses the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games On … Continue reading

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