Tag Archives: South Africa

It begins

The Lockdown is underway, South Africa has had its first coronavirus death, and things are feeling surreal. Today I drove to the shops to buy my weekly groceries. It was shortly before 9, yet very few cars were on the … Continue reading

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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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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 few last words, and goodbye

Earlier this year, I put up a page for antivaccine P.R.A.T.T.s (Points Refuted A Thousand Times). A few minutes ago, I added two more (the “Amish Anomaly” and the “Susceptible Subgroup”). This is almost certain to be the last time … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: Autism in South Africa – an opportunity lost

[This is an edited version of an article I wrote two years ago.] South Africa is a nation with a Constitution hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. It states that discrimination on the grounds of Race, … Continue reading

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Autism Rights in South Africa: an opportunity lost

This essay was written in 2013, but not accepted for publication. Autism Rights in South Africa: an opportunity lost South Africa is a nation with a Constitution hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. It states that … Continue reading

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On Court Cases and a successful vaccine programme

This week was a good week. In 2009, South Africa introduced vaccination against pneumococcal diseases. Here are the money quotes: “The vaccine has been so successful it has reduced cases of pneumococcal disease in adults who were not immunised, due … Continue reading

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