Most events do not occur in isolation. One might not think, for example that a plague of flies in Egypt might be linked to an outbreak of swine flu in other parts of the world, but the connections become obvious when one steps back to look at the bigger picture.
Aakash Bramdeo is a former colleague from e.tv news who moved on to the SABC before being offered the editorship of Post in Durban — which was the newspaper which published my first story back in 1980. Before accepting the job, Aakash picked my brain as to what he could do to make the paper relevant to a wider readership. "Get a columnist who reflects the audience you're trying to attract," I said.
Shortly after accepting the position of editor, Aakash called me and asked, "when can you start?"
"View from the Top" ran in Post every week from 1 May 2011 to 9 April 2014 (which coincided with Aakash's departure from Post to edit the Sunday Tribune).
More than 100 years ago, French workers whose way of life was threatened by automation threw their wooden shoes known as "sabot" into mills to disrupt
Some things are inherently stupid. It's stupid to burn Bibles in front of most evangelical Christians or to pour scorn on the Quran within earshot of most
The African National Congress this week released discussion documents that will form the basis of its Policy Conference to be held in June this year. This
Economist Tony Twine died on Sunday, 11 March 2012 at Jo'burg's Milpark Hospital following a heart attack during the week. He was 57 years old. I read that news as I was sitting in the departure lounge of Washington Dulles Airport waiting to board my flight to London.
Not many of you might remember the name of Kabelo Thibedi. I became involved in his life in a very dramatic way in late 2005 when I had been seconded to my
Whenever I travel abroad (which is frequently), I tend to fly economy class. My logic is simple: I have a finite travel budget, so if I fly economy, I can
By March, investors began to get a bit edgy about what was going on this country. Ratings agencies or their equivalent had downgraded our standing over successive periods.
Credibility is somewhat like virginity, I told interns at my weekly class not so long ago. Once it's gone, it's gone for good.