ARTICLES RELATING TO OPINION AND ANALYSIS

Of agony and ecstasy

2019-06-10 12:08

I admit I’m a bit addicted. There’s no shame in my habit though. Lots of people do it.

Being a black woman in Asia

2019-06-03 10:15

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.

Pragmatism in a time of panic

2019-05-08 15:18

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.

Ruining the mood

2019-04-01 11:00

Is load shedding affecting your general mood?

Soundtrack to my youth

2019-03-13 15:58

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.

The limits of the vote

2019-03-07 16:24

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.

Tricky relationships

2019-02-20 16:19

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.

And then there was Rochelle

2019-02-05 14:29

I believe I have fallen in love. Her name is Rochelle.

Mountain buzz

2019-01-21 16:37

It was a bright and sunny Saturday morning and we were heading for a Champagne breakfast in the mountains.

Fighting for space

2019-01-09 11:45

As the general elections approach, political parties will not only be slugging it out in the battle to capture the hearts and souls of voters, they will also be fighting for media space.

 

Let’s take a walk, Sir

2019-06-03 10:28

Is there anybody out there?

Noises in the night

2019-05-26 16:20

As I walked towards the kitchen, I stopped dead. What was that?

A good man gone

2019-05-06 10:03

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.

The showman’s con

2019-03-18 08:06

Let me tell you a story.

Hi-tech cheek

2019-03-11 09:38

Technology is moving fast. Sometimes, it feels too fast even.

The drama of flying

2019-02-25 12:47

I’m not scared of flying.

Keeping alive the illusion

2019-02-06 16:05

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.

Brand built on lies

2019-01-23 15:29

Former president Jacob Zuma, who continues to use his popularity in KwaZulu-Natal to bully the ANC national leadership and suffocate all attempts to bring him to justice, is a creation of the very same ANC top brass now wanting him portrayed as a problem child.

Out with the old...

2019-01-14 17:35

I’m rather excited for our wonderful domestic worker to return from her annual leave. She’s been off for three weeks and I have missed her so much. She’s appreciated so enormously because my house was so clean when she left, I hardly had to do anything to maintain it while she was away.

Beyond Eskom

2018-12-14 14:38

Load shedding has become a part of our lives once again.

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