If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Sprinkles. More sun than clouds. Mild.
So what’s on TV tonight and how do I wrestle the remote away from the guy in the house?
I don’t often travel the N3 in the direction of Durban. My job keeps me more desk-bound nowadays and leisure time seems to nudge us rather towards the Midlands, the Berg and Gauteng than the coastal belt.
Two weeks ago we lost a wonderful colleague.
Is there anybody out there?
As I walked towards the kitchen, I stopped dead. What was that?
On Tuesday afternoon, I received some bad news. I was scanning through The Witness classifieds when I came across a death notice, out of the blue, for a contact I had worked with for many years.
Let me tell you a story.
Technology is moving fast. Sometimes, it feels too fast even.
I’m not scared of flying.
Like other scandals that have shaken the ANC, the Angelo Agrizzi testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture, which for two weeks captivated the nation, has come and gone, paving the way for the ruling party once more to captivate citizens with liberation struggle tales — a strategy that has never disappointed in elections.
Today I’m writing about a Witness legend in the form of the one, the only (drumroll please …) chief photographer Ian Carbutt.
I have never been passionate about teaching before, but that little chance of being passionate faded away on the first day of teaching.
I admit I’m a bit addicted. There’s no shame in my habit though. Lots of people do it.
So I’ve been sitting and pondering on how to actually begin writing about my experiences teaching English as a second language in Taiwan so far; so I’ll begin where I begin because beginnings happen everyday.
We like to talk of failure. The economy has failed. Reconciliation has failed. The ANC has failed. The government has failed. In our despair we flail around, looking for salvation, sometimes from the first snake-oil salesman who happens along.
Is load shedding affecting your general mood?
I’m conflicted and a part of me feels like a very big part of my life was a lie. This is more specifically about the soundtrack to my youth.
As another general election approaches, political parties are at it again — telling citizens that voters have the final say in a one-person, one-vote game that elevates the will of the majority to the top of the incoming government’s to-do list.
As political writers we have an immense interest in who, among politicians from across the political divide, will make it on to the final list of members of Parliament to be sworn in after the May elections.
I believe I have fallen in love. Her name is Rochelle.
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