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DA Branch East 32, More action than talk

Politics can be a real drag, so much talk so little walk.  Politicians hide underground, not making a peep until election time, then they are all over us like a rash.  This puts many off playing an active part, we’ve all heard so many promises and seen so very few results.  Why bother?  I’ll tell you why bother, because if ... Read More »

What if Zuma didn’t know the Nkandla costs?

Let’s do a creative exercise in imagination. Cast thoughts of corruption into a dark room in your mind and close the door. Now with a pure of heart Jacob Zuma in mind let’s believe that he didn’t have a clue what costs were being incurred in the building of his home, chicken coop et al. Immediately I have a sense ... Read More »

Thank you Woolworths for the most touching tribute

Last night I was discussing the Mandela memorial with my husband and eldest daughter.  I was expressing my feeling that the memorial felt very hollow to me.  So many words, so much ego and politics and the music was nothing special.  I said that I would have loved to see Soweto Gospel Choir there or Johnny Clegg.  Domi then told ... Read More »

When a life equals a handbag, we must worry

“I read the news today, oh boy”  What shattered my spirit was not the story about a woman who drove over a smash and grabber, it is very likely that under the same circumstances I would have acted as she did.   but the comments below the article broke my heart.  To quote a few : “Hi hope he dies…SLOWLY and ... Read More »

If I could un-invent guns, Oscar would not be on trial for murder

Today’s Daily Prompt is Undo – “If you could un-invent something, what would it be? Discuss why, potential repercussions, or a possible alternative.” If I could un-invent guns the almost Shakespearean tragedy of Oscar Pistorious’ fall from hero to murderer would not be playing out in our courts.  More than that, millions of deaths would never have happened.  The victims ... Read More »

Our President fails to entertain

In 2008 The Sunday Times published a cartoon titled “Rape of Justice”  by the brilliant cartoonist Zapiro.  It depicted Jacob Zuma preparing to rape Lady Justice whilst being held down by alliance leaders.  It is probably the most famous cartoon in our history or certainly in my life time although Zapiro generally sums up current events with breathtaking precision.  The ... Read More »