Our debt-to-GDP ratio is growing, we're running a problematic current account deficit, state-owned companies are a drag on the economy and our bloated public service wage bill needs to be trimmed. We're running out of money, and fast.
Retired High Court Judge.
I happened to visit an animal and bird “sanctuary” in Pretoria, that is very well patronised by us humans. It was one of the most revolting experiences of my life, and I forced my family to leave early.
This right has been with "civilized" western societies for a very long time.
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) have been witnessing a disappointment of the delivery of the pseudo-SONA for the previous 7 years which never ironed anything out but continued to be the fashion parade and a theatre for the demagogues.
When we left Zimbabwe ALL the fundamentals in the country, such as Health, Education, Energy ... etc ... were sound, even though degrading.
Once again South Africa is witnessing the killing, maiming and brutalisation of humans who are foreigners.
As a child in the early 1940s I spent much time at my Gogo's village in the District of Kezi, Southern Rhodesia.
Almost daily one reads shrill laments about colonialism, mostly from folk who never even experienced any of it.
I accept the person in front to me as an equal human until he or she does something to change that perception.
And the President laughed ... and laughed ... laughed at the truly awful, obscene pantomime.
In March 2011, I published and distributed the article set out below, to opinion leaders and the media, that ends with a warning as to what would happen if it was not heeded.
From the title of this post please feel free to suppose that this article is to impart understanding in a way that ordinary human beings can grasp the issue and be free from confusion.
If the ANC and the EFF get a two-thirds majority needed to tear up the Constitution that will be the beginning of the end for SA.
As a High Court judge I often made decisions that I personally did not agree with. I did this as I understood that the Rule of Law was the ultimate and fundamental protection for every one of us.
50 million South Africans accept, connive or collude at this nonsense.
There is much understandable speculation, supposition and imagination on the part of many of us about the roles played by the Presiding Judge, State and Defense Counsel.
Correct me if I am wrong, but it was my impression that human beings achieve sexual gratification in countless different and even very imaginative ways.
Carte Blanche devoted its whole Sunday night segment to a program that explored the facts and circumstances of the no
Every day you bang on about the injustice of George Zimmerman having been acquitted of criminal responsibility for the death of Trayvon Martin...
Yes, this title is crude. However that it exactly the point that South Africa has arrived at, with eyes wide shut. Crude
We have so many who have a bad hangover about colonialism to the extent of harboring and promoting racial and ethnic antipathies towards the successors of the colonial “tribes”.
This was first posted in January 2011 and again in Jan 2012. It was widely circulated. However it was completely ignored by all those that it appeals to.
This issue is endemic to this region. It arises in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, in particular.
If there is evidence of criminal conduct the Police and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have no option. They have to prosecute.
Justice (or fairness) is a word that is bandied about at all levels and is often used with great passion.
Hansie Cronje never actually fixed any cricket matches, but was vilified. Cameron van der Burg cheated by using an illegal kick, but is applauded. So what is the difference here?
But Dad, are the Whites still in charge? Are we not in charge now? Our teacher said that Nelson Mandela and the ANC defeated apartheid and EVERYONE was freed in 1994?
Everyday we read posts by those who seize every opportunity to moan, groan, whine and whinge about the past.
There is no disagreement that South Africa is a very sick nation, with the new elite being accused of “spitting in the faces of the poor”.
African Dictators are often portrayed as grossly inefficient in managing state affairs and they are. But one has to give them credit for being the most hard working of tyrants.
This issue needs to be settled, dispassionately. It is important on a number of counts, especially as it now reposes very much in a “growth sector”.
Sheep do not think for themselves. They just follow whatever direction the herd has taken. Human beings are prone to behave in the same way.
Today is another black day. Today one of our Superior Courts is faced with an application by the ANC to have a work of art destroyed.
There are understandably serious concerns about the Protection of Information Bill Government is seeking to introduce.
A group of men entered a foreign country, without permission of its government, attacked a domestic residence, killed three people and made off with the body of one of them...
The world has been treated to video footage of none other than King Juan Carlos of Spain, and his silly wife, posing next to a magnificent bull elephant that they had just killed.
By “boss” I am referring to our top leaderships posts such as President, Prime Minister and Chief Executive.
There is virtually no disagreement that con artists and politicians have much in common. Each tells you what you want to hear.
Do you remember giving evidence in a court of law in which some citizens of this country were complaining that Julius Malema should be stopped from singing a song?
Why was fatuous rubbish and monstrous lies accepted without dispute in our group? The answer is very simple. Human beings are "social animals".
I have concluded that homosexuality is not a matter of choice. Nature has determined the issue for some of us.
Lead SA”s appeals to South Africans “to be good boys and girls” has little chance of success until certain fundamental issues are first addressed.
Inequality and social injustice: we need to examine the proposition that the concept/culture of inequality is a product of White mentality? Is it?
Appointing people other than on merit will only result in South Africa having a mediocre Bench. As a result all citizens will eventually suffer.
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