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 […]
Sep 13, 2011

Conspiracy Theories

“Al Qaeda didn’t bring down the World Trade Center, Bush did!” “In the video clip, Osama writes with his right hand, the CIA said he was […]
Sep 9, 2011

Where were you on September 11th 2001?

The events of September the eleventh have, even ten years later, remained as potently polarizing as they were on the day the planes flew into the […]