Dec 19, 2011

Holidays 101

Happy Holidays! The holidays are upon us. Here is an excerpt from my book “Gareth Cliff on Everything” (published by Jonathan Ball – available at all […]
Dec 8, 2011

Secrets and Lies

We’ve moved on and accepted that our government are trending the same way as our oppressive former government went. And who can blame them, it’s the […]
Nov 22, 2011

The party’s over.

Many people consider the Protection of State Information Bill, due to become law, as a trifling thing, something politicians and lawyers need to concern themselves with. […]
Nov 2, 2011

The Economy of words: The Reply

Time we did something new on Chronicles… I’ve decided that the wisest stuff usually comes from people who either agree or disagree with me, but who […]
Oct 21, 2011

The Economy of words

      Julius Malema gave a “lecture” at the University of Fort Hare to a mixed reception this week. The record got stuck in two […]
Oct 14, 2011

Be Grateful

Now since the Springboks were beaten by Bryce Lawrence and a few Australians, and sent home with their ugly caps in hand, we haven’t had much […]
Oct 10, 2011

A week of tough choices for South Africa.

Take Sunday morning, for example: Did you wake up early (at 7h00) to watch the Springboks take on Australia, or sleep in? Did you skip church […]
Sep 22, 2011

The Weakened State

So many people are struck down with flu at this time of year that my own condition is neither remarkable, nor terribly interesting. What is interesting […]