Things are very bad and a lot better

The Ramaphosa presidency is an infant –four months old, and –voters, party, and health willing – still with around 4000 days to go.

Hans Rosling, an acclaimed Swedish statistician and professor of international health who died recently, penned Factfulness, a book which objectively seeks to rebut the global pessimism on the world condition and ‘why things […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Cyril Ramaphosa, Eskom|0 Comments

Face facts: Pravin’s a commie, Cyril’s a union man

The opening weekend of the Fifa World Cup produced no end of surprises, if Eskom load shedding allowed you to view the spectacle.

The country of my second allegiance, Argentina (given Bafana’s dismal non-qualification, my home team as it were), was held to an improbable draw by tiny Iceland, which in population terms (337,000 versus 43.85 […]

By |June 20th, 2018|Cyril Ramaphosa, Eskom, Pravin Gordhan|0 Comments

Ministerial estates – where the lights never go out

True load-shedding would involve the ANC dumping the dead wood of clueless cadres.
Is it a contradiction, in these darkened days and nights of load-shedding, to have a light-bulb moment?

Actually, you can – especially if you live, as I do, in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. And this has nothing to do with the fact […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Eskom, Opinion|0 Comments