Taking News24 comments to reality


When I woke up this morning I had an e-mail from Bizcommunity informing me that the News24 comments section will be closed down this Friday. My first thought was “Thank God!” Then I thought for a second about where all that anger would now be directed. I wondered, and so did one of my friends,…

ENGLISH: Whose twang is it anyway?


Black South African youth – the select few who went to former model c and private schools – stand between a rock and a very hard place. Many of us, either in school or as soon as we enter the working world, discover that we are never going to be viewed through the same lens as…

Apartheid Ended, not Racism


I nearly made one of the biggest mistakes by attempting to write about race without stepping on any toes. I made attempts to be politically correct and to accommodate every person who may end up reading this post. However that is the main problem we have when we discuss race. We fail to be honest.…

We can only mourn one case at a time


For two days in a row now I switched on my radio and listened to conversations surrounding the tragic death of Taegrin Morris. He was the four-year-old boy whose little body was dragged along the street by a moving vehicle which was speeding away from a hijacking. I shudder at the thought of his mother…