Civil servants are like the gods of Olympus, just way more fickle and distant, writes Karin Brynard

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 Ilustration: Paula du Bois
Ilustration: Paula du Bois

Illustrations Paula Dubois l Translation Hettie Scholtz

It’s 6:30 on a Monday morning and I’m in a long queue outside the Department of Home Affairs.

I need a temporary passport, like yesterday. The dog ate my existing one just as I was offered a chance-in-a-lifetime job opportunity in a place outside our borders.

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