LAST Friday, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the signing of South Africa‘s constitution, I was, physically and metaphorically confronted by a version of my much younger self. The view was not entirely […]
Tony Leon finds parallels in literature ranging from Superman to Tacitus to ‘Catch-22’ for the plight of the president and his party.
Several notables are cited as originators of the famous formula, “Just because you’re paranoid […]
On the weekend, as the once feared Springboks were humiliated by Wales for only the third time in 110 years, just after the Italian job, their riches-to-rags story coincided with a newly released academic report. […]
“Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, stands like Horatio on the bridge trying to hold back the ratings agencies”
A FRIEND of mine in London sent me an amazing betting statistic. If you had wagered a paltry £5 […]
Tony Leon: The president-elect might pay little attention to SA or tear up key treaties in order to ‘make America great again
Karl Marx was right and Thomas Friedman was wrong. That’s one of the “huge” […]
He might not be much of a lawyer, his independence and integrity are questionable and his lack of personal responsibility is glaring.
But you have to hand it to Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public […]
“An October surprise” is American political-speak for news deliberately created or timed to influence the outcome of its November presidential election.
US Election Day, just ten days away, sees the two most unpopular candidates, Hillary Clinton […]
‘You have to go a long way back to find a cabinet which is so openly at war with itself’
The brilliantly funny 1993 movie Groundhog Day concerns an unpleasant weatherman, played by Bill Murray, who […]