life is cheap

christopher jantjies was sentenced to 12 years for the ‘brutal’ and ‘callous’ murder of xolosile manjezi. BUT at the time of the murder, christopher jantjies was already serving a life sentence for the murder of a cop. AND the new sentence is to run ‘concurrent’ with that life sentence. In theory, christopher jantjies can do …

social cohesion

i listened to ex american president obama. i listened to my new president ramaphosa. it has been a busy, formative and informative week. what single small and non reported thing does australia and america have in common? extreme patriotism. they plant their country flags in front of their homes, at their businesses and carry flags …

south africa is becoming a failed experiment

instead of the south african people being one nation, we are constantly being torn apart. torn apart by race. torn apart by language, torn apart by culture. torn apart by money. it is not required to write about how racially divided south african society is. the public land hearings, and the racist rants heard at …

children in cages

african society values little children. africa may be many things, like poor, under developed, exploited by the powerful, exploited by the rich and oppressed by human greed. but, general african society will not stand for anyone keeping babies or little children (one, two and three years old) in cages. societies that keep little children in …

the day when the property bubble will burst

so, 2.2 percent. is that it, or is south africa in for even worse? south africa has an ever growing property bubble. south africa has a very high rate of unemployment. in south africa, the gap between the wealthy and the poor, is not just big. it is not just large. it is unfathomably enormous …

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