Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mixing drinks with the prez

The invitation plopped into my inbox. The pleasure of my company was being requested at “The Presidential Cocktail”. After Jacob Zuma’s reply to responses to his State of the Nation address, he was going to hobnob with diplomats, dignitaries, bigwigs, … Continue reading

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In a spin over virgin racists

Zulu raises problem of racism (4, 6).* This clue, from my favourite Twitter cruciverbalist, @aclueaday, is my spinning distraction. I’m in a class at Virgin Active in Claremont. “Faster, faster,” shouts the instructor, eyes bulging like a coked-up TV evangelist. … Continue reading

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Juju finds no comfort in the crystal balls

Dear Floyd I’m history. I’ve been spiked, fired, axed and recalled. I’m kaput, a has-been and finished and klaar. My political force has been spent. I’ve been put out to pasture, left in the dark and out in the cold. … Continue reading

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Save me from the police’s Smurfalizer

“Get the kids. ASAP and on the double!” I told The Shrink, my crossword comrade. “What’s the matter? What’s going on?” she asked. “Smurfs. I’ve seen Smurfs running around Rondebosch Common. Real live Smurfs! I’m going to invite Smurfette for supper. … Continue reading

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