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Give me hope Kathrada (to the tune of give me hope Johanna)

I’ve changed the lyrics of the Eddy Grant anti apartheid protest song Give me Hope Johanna to fit with the mood of today #KathradaMemorial GIVE ME HOPE KATHRADA Well Zuma he runs a country Runs in Nkandla and the treasury He makes a few of his people happy, oh He don’t care about the rest at all. He’s got a ... Read More »

Boksburg Post office – delivering filth, fear and intimidation

Safe at home now, I still feel shaken by events this morning.  I am not easily frightened.  Today I felt vulnerable and afraid.  I also felt disappointed that a situation turned hostile when it had the potential for citizens and a state institution to work to common good. Let me start at the beginning, I am branch secretary for the DA (Democratic ... Read More »

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 »

A world without Mandela

Madiba has been on my mind almost constantly since hearing of his death.  There was no shock, if anything a sense of relief, arms dropped after months of waving goodbye. I cannot say that I felt grief, he was 95, he had lived the most full and fruitful life, even during the prison years.  What brough tears to my eyes ... Read More »

It is not illegal not to have an e-tag

With Jacob Zuma signing the e-toll bill last week, many are now under the impression that it is now law to get an e-tag for the Gauteng roads affected by the tolls. Added to this comment from both SANRAL and government has recently been along the lines that citizens will buy into the toll road project because South Africans are ... Read More »

Katlehong vs my comfort zone

Last week I attended a writers workshop in Katlehong. Before departing suburbia I felt a little fearful. A week later I remain unable to pinpoint the root of my sense of apprehension. On hearing of my planned outing a few people advised along the lines of “Don’t go into the township alone”. Not going was not an option as I ... Read More »