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The Tragedy of Robert Mugabe

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” ― Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Note: this blogpost has been edited. Yesterday I was driving when over the radio came the news that … Continue reading

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Cannabis legalised in South Africa

Earlier this week, South Africa’s Constitutional Court upheld a ruling from the Western Cape High Court that people were allowed to smoke dagga aka cannabis aka marijuana in private. The Court rejected now discredited arguments by those opposed to legalisation. … 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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A few steps closer to the edge

Last month, I expressed my worries about the course South Africa appeared to be following. Since then, we have taken a few more steps towards the edge of the cliff. On December 9th, less than a week after Fitch downgraded … Continue reading

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In a bad place

I’m in a bad place at the moment. Some of the reasons why are minor and will shortly pass, others are not so minor. Firstly, the minor reasons. For one, I’m sick. I’m running a fever and at times my … Continue reading

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