The Migrants; what to do?

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

by Martin Redfern What on earth was Angela Merkel thinking when she blithely proposed taking in 800,000 (eight hundred thousand!!!) Syrian refugees in a year? Does Germany have vacant accommodation, school and hospital places that nobody knows about for this vast number of people?  Chickens certainly coming home to roost with the rise of the […]

Reverse racism: The root cause of the Zimbabwe catastrophe

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

  by Hannes Wessels  I think it’s fair to say that had the government of Ian Smith been African and not European Rhodesia would have been hailed universally as the best governed country in Africa but it was European so it was horrible and had to go and so it did. But this judgement was […]

I Thought I knew a Liberal!

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

by Hannes Wessels   In a thought provoking Spectator article some years ago ( 5th. February 2005) Andrew Kenny asks what defines ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ wing, what is a ‘Liberal’ and what is a ‘Conservative’. He blames the French Revolution for dumbing down political discourse by limiting the debate to two sides; the ‘left’ and […]

The Boat People; An embarrassing solution.

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

by Hannes Wessels Humanitarian crises are unfolding at both the top and the bottom end of Africa. ‘Down South’ anti-foreigner violence threatens to tear the country apart as the flow of illegal migrants from the wrecked economies of neighbouring countries stream seamlessly through porous, poorly controlled borders. This, at a time when the South African […]

Rhodes and UCT; Inexcusable and Execrable

Posted Posted in Lifestyle, Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

by Dale Kenmuir       So, the poople – sorry, I mean people – have vented again. RHODES THE COLONIALIST MUST GO! By poop and by crook.   But what appalling ingrates and hypocrites these vile desecrators are. The very land their feet are treading upon at UCT was bequeathed to the nation by […]

Boris Johnson is mostly right but wrong about Tony Blair on Zimbabwe.

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

by Hannes Wessels   London mayor Boris Johnson recently wrote a thought provoking piece on the reason for the Zimbabwe land seizures and laid the blame firmly at the feet of Tony Blair. Surely the brightest, bravest, most credible and charismatic player to assume prominence on the British political stage in decades, Boris Johnson, seems […]

The Boer Rebellion that Failed.

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

 by Martin Redfern Twelve years after the Treaty of Vereeniging ended, the Anglo-Boer War in 1902, a second state of war raised its head in South Africa; this time, a rebellion which could easily have descended into Civil War, but didn’t. The four youngest and most competent Boer War Generals, now had different mindsets and […]

Cecil Rhodes; Yesterday’s Hero.

Posted Posted in Politics and History, zz_Archive2015

by Hannes Wessels   When his name’s mentioned it has become frightfully fashionable to speak of Cecil Rhodes in derogatory terms. Arch capitalist, imperialist, misogynist and racist; in today’s world it can hardly get worse. A while ago, before being homosexual became viewed as a special and admirable inclination he was also labelled as one […]