SOS – Steve on Sunday

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by Steve Lunderstedt   8 -13 June 2020 The week began with more Rumours about rumours about rumours. This one rumour, or perhaps it is two, is about the alcohol and the nicotine bannings and unbannings in South Africa, and in particular Kimberley. Which is where I live hence the concentration on “what’s happening” in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Warming; Trump And The Usual Suspects To Blame

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  by Hannes Wessels   “World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change,” screamed the Guardian earlier this week, while warning that if emissions are allowed to continue rising, the world will experience “sea-level rises, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events.” Pope Francis, in a thinly veiled attack on the usual suspects – the […]

Open letter: Battle For The Soul of Zimbabwe

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by Larry Norton As we sit in the sullen twilight of another bitterly contested election, the battle for the soul of our country continues. I am not a politician, I am simply a Zimbabwean, in the vortex of uncertain cross-currents between the Zambezi and the Limpopo; bewildered, saddened and full of deep rage at recent […]

Benighted Continent on the Brink

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by Hannes Wessels Malcolm Horne, a London barrister has written in very blunt terms regarding the planned land-grab in South Africa: “You cannot have land expropriation without compensation. It is illegal under international law. It is contrary to a dozen treaties that South Africa has signed and ratified. As such, it is a principle that […]

The Week That Was

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by the Editors We’ve been banging on a bit about selective application of the law, mainly in reference to the United States where there is now little disagreement about the fact that if Hillary Clinton wasn’t Hillary Clinton and did not have the support of shadowy but extremely powerful ‘special interest’ groups she would have […]

The Week That Was

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The Editors The immediate UK media reaction to the stabbing to death of an American women and the wounding of five others in London was to emphatically tell the word that this was a mentally unstable ‘Norwegian’ with no apparent ‘terror’ motive. Talk about ‘double-speak’! We know profiling is a serious offence these days but […]