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The Burning Platform: Land restitution and VBS


8 October 2020

The Senekal protests have brought to light the issue of farmers and farmworkers being murdered. Is the matter a racial issue, or a political tool to sow division within the South African populus? Is legal land restitution possible if administered correctly by the South African government? Is violence necessary for economic emancipation? Could the VBS case be unravelling, and will this lead to major arrests and corruption being curbed in South Africa?

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We have met the enemy...

29 October 1999

'And if you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.' - Nietzsche

DO you ever stop to think about the sort of people we choose as our friends? Do you ever consider how often those friends are completely different to what we are and what we aspire to be? Why


My favourite writings

Angels in desolation

'In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty,' Phil Ochs once said ...

DAWN was breaking over the magnificent desolation of the Karoo landscape as cats eyes flung themselves...


The butterfly that stamped

This is the 9th month of the year 1999. There are 99 days to go to the last year of this century. Do you feel a sense of destiny?

A BUTTERFLY flapped his wings in East Timor, setting...


Death of a friend

Living in South Africa has a numbing effect on a human being. One soon becomes almost unaware of the daily cycle of violence, destruction, and death. Reports of children...


Jo'burg, the place of miracles

How we deal with death is as important as how we deal with life...

Picture a modern-day Rip van Winkle, rising from slumber in the area north of Pretoria. He walks down the...


Happy birthday Mr Morris

"It was the worst of times, it was the best of times; it was the age of foolishness, it was the age of wisdom; it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the epoch of belief; it was the...


Lamenting the loss of innocence

If you knew that a rose would scream, would you still pluck it?

CHILD ABUSE is one of my psychological buttons. I suppose my reaction to someone who is accused of doing any...