To my mind it’s the Big Trump Card.
It’s a card so powerful in SunLand that it trumps collapsed service delivery in the townships, it trumps muddle-headed official excuses, it soars above embarrassing failures.
Let’s call it Hopper…
It’s a mixture of Hope and Pride.
And, I believe, it dwells in the breasts of SunReaders – like an eternal [...]
I am a great supporter of the proposition that people need to know stuff.
Stuff like how to light a cooking fire in a strong wind…how an internal combustion engine works…a little bit at least about the Canterbury Tales…the effect of the machine gun on colonial expansion in Africa…the history of the ancient university at Timbuktu…the [...]
Stokvels are an old institution – by South African standards, VERY old. They’ve been around for well over 100 years.
They are, of course, communal savings organizations…AND social clubs.
And they’re near to the national heart…jealously guarded and nurtured away from the prying fingers of colonial authorities in the old days.
There’s so much money washing around stokvels [...]
A man who was trying out for the job of news editor of the Daily Mail – the first British newspaper to sell more than a million copies a day – asked Lord Northcliffe, the owner of the paper, for some advice about the placement of news stories.
His Lordship advised the young man to seek [...]