The Lying Press

Politics and History

by Hannes Wessels The news that Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post must have pleased President Trump. Bezos has made destroying the Trump presidency an editorial priority and his reporters have been unrelenting in their hostility toward his administration. In this instance the […]

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No Whites; No Lights

Politics and History

  by Hannes Wessels South Africa is presently in the grip of a self-inflicted crisis as Eskom, the state-owned and managed monopoly charged with supplying the country’s electricity, appears to be drowning in debt and collapsing under the weight of rampant mismanagement and chronic corruption. The president, who was Jacob Zuma’s vice-president for four years, […]

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Democracy and Destruction

Politics and History

by Hannes Wessels Recently I watched a video clip of people being interviewed in what was still then Salisbury (now Harare) days after the official announcement made by then Governor Soames confirming that Robert Mugabe would head the first government of the newly independent Republic of Zimbabwe. All the Africans interviewed were thrilled and spoke […]

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The Brits; Prime Partners On Zimbabwe’s Road To Ruin.

Politics and History

  by Hannes Wessels This last week saw the broken people of Zimbabwe being being gunned down and beaten into merciless submission by goons deployed by a poorly disguised Junta determined to protect the ill-gotten gains of a miniscule minority at the expense of a benighted multitude. Finding themselves destitute and bereft of hope, thousands […]

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The White Man’s Burden

Politics and History

by Hannes Wessels On 11 December the South African Constitutional Court delivered a scathing judgement against former president Jacob Zuma’s decision in 2014 to support a Mugabe initiated pseudo-legal manoeuvre to block a South African Development Community (SADC) tribunal ruling. This court had been constituted at the time of the formation of SADC and was […]

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