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For Dianne Kohler Barnard … The Idiot’s Guide to PW Botha

DIANNE Kohler Barnard has been in trouble before. Five years ago, she was suspended for a working week – by her own Chief Whip – for shouting an obscenity in Parliament. But this time, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow police minister … Continue reading

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Here’s why SARU’s entire leadership should resign

A significant number of South African citizens – good, principled men and women – have never believed that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) could ever be a credible agent for the promotion of non-racial sport, and particularly non-racial rugby, … Continue reading

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The coach, SARU and the government … they’re all up to crap

THERE’S one thing that every rugby fan can look forward to when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer names the squad that he will be taking with him to the World Cup in September: a long, angry debate about the lack of … Continue reading

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Okay, all you moral crusaders, how many of you called for Ali Bacher to be jailed for organizing rebel cricket tours?

There aren’t all that many sports ministers in the world as far as I’m aware. So South Africa’s Fikile Mbalula is one of a few. And thank goodness for that…. I don’t believe I’m being vindictive when I say that … Continue reading

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Hypocrites, more hypocrites and damn hypocrites

THIS is a column about cricket and politics in South Africa – and about the products associated with a bull’s bum, which spew out with irritating monotony from the mouths of former cricketers with shameful records of acquiescence during the … Continue reading

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Death of a dancer – and the way we treat our artists

ON A chilly Sunday evening in July 2014, more than 500 people watched, transfixed. as an old, beta-format compilation of video clips whirred, crackled and brought to life snippets of past performances of a South African dancing great – on … Continue reading

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