When Politicians Waive the Rules

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  by Hannes Wessels I think I’m right in saying that fundamental to the success of Western civilisations through history has been the successful application of the rule of law. Maybe it does not need repeating but in the current context maybe it does; without the rule of law, chaos leading to anarchy is normally […]

‘Professor Pantsdown’ And Other Experts

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by Hannes Wessels I took some flak following my last article on ‘experts’, but since then I’ve seen little or nothing to lead me to believe I should change my opinion. In fact, events since then have buttressed my view. We can start with Professor Neil Ferguson from Imperial College, London. A leading epidemiologist, Ferguson […]

Victoria Falls and ‘Fake News’.

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by Hannes Wessels As I watch the ongoing collapse of the South African economy and the further impoverishment of millions of my countrymen and women as a result of the national response to the health threat posed by the so-called Coronavirus, I am ever angrier at the people who control the flow of vital information […]

Still Confused About Corona

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by Hannes Wessels I know I’m no scientist or doctor, and I’m starting to doubt myself, because I can find few people who share my scepticism about the ‘Corona pandemic’, the World Health Organisation (WHO), politicians in general, and the MSM (mainstream media), but here are some of the facts and figures that have been […]

Crimes Against Humanity

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by Hannes Wessels With South Africa staring socio-economic collapse in the face, the press and political leadership is enraged and enraptured over former President FW de Klerk’s tentative denial in a TV interview that apartheid was ‘a crime against humanity’.  In South African terms this is the stuff of heresy and calumny has been heaped […]

The Money-Men And Africa

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by Hannes Wessels   A recent article in The Spectator about Alexander Lebedev makes interesting reading; almost as interesting as the man himself. Born to parents belonging to the Soviet nomenklatura, in Moscow 1n 1959, he studied economics and graduated in 1982 before joining the KGB.  Posted to London in the late 80’s as an […]

Why I’m Not Leaving

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by Dale Collett Forty-three years ago, as a young Selous Scout lieutenant, I was in action against an enemy position, clearing a building deep inside southern Mozambique when hit by a burst of automatic fire. One armour-piercing bullet entered my back below my left shoulder-blade before severing my spinal cord, leaving me paralyzed below the […]

Donald Trump and Cecil Rhodes

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by Hannes Wessels Donald Trump is busy fracturing America over his determination to fulfil a campaign pledge and build a wall along the country’s southern border and stem the flow of illegals from South American countries. This has the ‘progressives’ and the liberal establishment apoplectic with rage and Democratic representatives in Congress and the Senate […]

Fighting for the Dream. R.W. Johnson

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by Hannes Wessels When people ask me about South Africa I normally try and quote something written by RW (known to his friends as Bill) Johnson or simply refer them to his literature. I believe, as far as South Africa is concerned, Mr Johnson is the pre-eminent political commentator of the day having been studying […]

What Rule Of Law?

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by Hannes Wessels   In the heady early days of independence in Zimbabwe, when Robert Mugabe was the world’s most loved freedom fighter and euphoria abounded within and without the country it seemed a peaceful and prosperous future for the newly emancipated citizenry was all but assured. Then in August 1980 there was a rude […]