Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dawn of democracy 18 years ago and crossword gods were warning us

Our democracy turns 18 today. It’s an adult. It can drink, drive (hopefully not at the same time) and it can even vote in its own election. Our freedom has come of age. On April 27 1994, South Africans were … Continue reading

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Meet Zumilla – South Africa’s power couple

Helen Zille is just two clues away from completing a difficult crossword puzzle. She stares at one of the clues. The answer is about to come into focus when she’s interrupted by a ringing phone. It’s Jacob Zuma. The president … Continue reading

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Fish penis, Double Ds and C-words in X-words that make U ask Y

Fish penis. I’m at a braai when Leif, a friend, whispers the words “fish penis” in my ear. I look at him. “Ha!” he says, folding his arms. “Er, pardon?” I blink. I’ve been insulted many times, but no one … Continue reading

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