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1066 just like one of today’s soccer matches

Many years ago, during a visit to England, I was taken to see the battlefield where the actual Battle of Hastings was fought back...

Glimmers of hope

QUICKLY and efficiently, new Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is using his broom to sweep away the slime of corruption that enfolded so many...

When being debt-free is decidedly quaint

Each generation develops its own fashions and morals which change as the years go by. I was taught, for example, that a polite man...

Nothing worthwhile is easy

On Sunday morning moms across the country will be treated to breakfast in bed when their children put together the most scrumptious feast that...

Trump vs his allies

DONALD Trump’s decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal and impose far-reaching economic sanctions will have a profound impact on world trade.On Tuesday the...

Keep your dignity and teeth

THERE is another Afrikaans saying I like. “‘* Stil bek is ‘* heel bek.” Loosely translated, “Keep your mouth shut and keep...

At the behest of the party

THE DEMOCRATIC Alliance fired its executive mayor for Cape Town yesterday - after months of machinations. Patricia de Lille was never going to go...

Pick up the values of those golden, olden days

The other day I sat with my handwritten telephone directory, looking for a number of an old school friend. It struck me that most...

An alien species on our roads

On Sunday I had a conversation with an evil person; a wicked, scheming monster that doesn’t deserve to live - according to popular opinion,...

‘Never mind the Guptas, pass the p#@ony, darling’

Mentioning the word “polony” in polite company is rather like whispering “Gupta” in a political meeting. It causes strong people to turn pale and...

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