Legacy of a ‘Liberator’.

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by Hannes Wessels   I’m certainly shedding no tears upon the departure of Robert Mugabe from this world but I look back upon his life and his monstrous misrule, cognizant of the fact that he was only a player on a bigger political stage, with an influential supporting cast that enabled the tragedy that befell […]

The Villains Who Care.

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by Hannes Wessels I’ve said it before, but I think I can confidently state that I belong to one of the most hated minorities on the planet. Born in Rhodesia, of Afrikaans and German parentage, I’m a 63-year-old white, male, Christian, heterosexual and I was a soldier in an army, internationally vilified as being motivated […]

Ramaphosa; Saint or Sinner?

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by Hannes Wessels Last week we were witness to the wretched sight of a public auction of movable assets taking place on farms now ‘owned’ by the Mugabe family under the capable command of the matriarch, Grace. Eyewitness reports indicate there was a mountain of trashed equipment, some of it only recently acquired. The sad […]

‘The Economist’ and South Africa

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  by Hannes Wessels They say crime doesn’t pay but it sure as hell does in South Africa. The ANC has been running the country for 25 years now, they have broken virtually everything they have touched and what they couldn’t break they have stolen. In the lead up to the election there was widespread […]

A Bad Week For Christians

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by Hannes Wessels On one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar, Christians will look back on the events of the past week with little cheer. Apart from the Eiffel Tower, no building represents France quite like Notre Dame Cathedral and for Christians everywhere, the beautiful building is massively symbolic. Construction began under the […]

To Cull Or Not To Cull?

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by Hannes Wessels With anger I reacted to the recent headline-news regarding the ongoing and contentious issue of whether to cull elephant or not cull them. We here in Africa have been informed that a US poll, conducted by the Remington Research Group for Humane Society International (HSI) revealed that three in four respondents considered […]

The Breaking of Britain.

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by Hannes Wessels I’m no fan of English politicians, having been on the receiving end of their deceit and moral cowardice when they deemed it expedient to abandon principle and promises simply because times and attitudes had changed. But watching the shambles unfold at Westminster is not something I celebrate. If the English got nothing […]

Southern Africa Sinking

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by Hannes Wessels Last week cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique and caused the worst natural disaster to hit the sub-continent in living memory. Beira, the country’s second biggest city and port to Zimbabwe and beyond has been obliterated. Roads and bridges have been destroyed. Over half a million people are trapped and thousands have died […]

Helen Zille: Unsung Heroine

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by Hannes Wessels With the sun setting on her stellar political career, there may be no contemporary politician who has done more good for more people for less reward than Helen Zille. Through her working and political career, she has been diligent, dedicated and fearless in working to protect the poor, remedy injustice and improve […]