What the water crisis reveals about your character

2018-01-30 06:00

As Cape Town's Day Zero creeps closer, Susan Erasmus takes a light-hearted look at some typical personality traits coming to the fore in people's approach to the crisis.

Ramaphosa: a new jockey on a dead horse?

2017-12-20 07:56

Those calling Cyril Ramaphosa a new jockey on a dead horse have forgotten the power of hope - something which has been in serious short supply in SA of late, says Susan Erasmus.

Zimbabwe's top 10 economic challenges

2017-11-26 10:47

The crowds are still cheering after the departure of Robert Mugabe. But trying to fix the devastated economy of Zimbabwe will be no easy task, says Susan Erasmus.

Bell Pottinger: Is it karma?

2017-09-07 07:04

Trying to punish a large corporation is a bit like trying to bottle the Southeaster, says Susan Erasmus. But there is one way in which it can be done.

Rich man, poor man

2016-04-22 06:46

The rich and the poor often point fingers at one another. So are the poor all lazy and the rich all thieves? Not so fast, says Susan Erasmus.

10 ways to spot the freeloader in your circle of friends

2016-01-29 10:31

Do you always end up unintentionally paying for things? Here’s how to tell when someone is leeching off of you.

My neighbour is a heroin addict

2015-10-27 14:24

It’s a sign of the times that I am grateful that my neighbour is on heroin and not tik, as it makes him less aggressive.

Why does crying make us feel better?

2015-06-19 13:57

Why do we cry? When do we cry? What happens in our bodies when we cry? And why on earth does it make us feel better?

The funniest wedding classifieds the internet has to offer

2015-05-18 14:38

Classifieds are probably not the best place to go wedding shopping.

A bad case of struggle envy?

2015-04-13 14:52

Are young political activists really fighting the struggle, or do they just have a bad case of ‘struggle envy’? Susan Erasmus comments.


10 wishes for 2018

2018-01-02 07:29

2017 was hard. Let’s all hold thumbs for 2018. Susan Erasmus lists her New Year’s wishes.

Steinhoff: it’s your money

2017-12-09 10:34

Finances and politics have this in common: whether you are interested in them or not, they affect your family life, your working life, and your wallet, says Susan Erasmus.

Paul Kruger, Jacob Zuma and the missing millions

2017-11-10 06:58

Two presidents, two episodes of state capture, and two raids on the state coffers. Some things never change, says Susan Erasmus.

Bell Pottinger personifies the smiling face of corporate evil

2017-07-21 13:12

When the bottom line is king, ethical considerations often fly out the window. The Bell Pottinger case is just scratching the tip of the corporate iceberg, says Susan Erasmus.

Life's 3 guilty pleasures

2016-03-30 12:22

Whenever you feel down or want to celebrate, you've probably reached for these three things, but sometimes it does you more harm than good.

Another day, another finance minister

2015-12-14 11:47

On Friday I thought I heard a car backfiring in the street, but it was the sound of the rand falling, says Susan Erasmus.

How to keep going when you’re not working

2015-09-04 11:43

Without a job? Here’s what you can do to make sure you don’t get stuck in that space.

Would you pay money for these seriously ugly shoes?

2015-06-08 11:16

Shoes are a bit like mattresses – you wouldn’t really want someone else’s, would you? Tell that to these advertisers in the classifieds.

10 tips to find real bargains

2015-04-24 06:53

Bargain hunters are cheap - and proud of it. They also get the most bang for their buck whatever they're buying. Susan Erasmus gives tips on how to become one.

Medical schemes: late joiner penalties

2015-02-03 07:50

A medical scheme can impose what is called a late joiner penalty. Susan Erasmus explains what this is and how it is calculated.

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