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Potatoes & Perspective

There are some advantages to war, famine and to illness. Limited though they are, they generally, at the very least, force us to consider what is and what is not important.

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Cancel or at least postpone Purim

I am not sure that we need Purim this year. I felt the same about the High Holidays back in  2020 when we were much younger, thinner and fitter. But not really that fit.

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The Villain and the Victim

Whereas there might be many faces to Jacob Zuma, most of them can be condensed into two primary themes. He is either the villain, ominous and threatening and openly defiant of the law, of the NEC, and of the wishes of the country.

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Sputnik V

In the same way that within a short year, many of us became fluent in conversational virology, it appears as though we are now attaining

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Give Us The Tools

Winston Churchill’s radio broadcast of the 9th February 1941 was a particularly rousing affair. In part designed for a local audience, and in part an international plea for desperately needed assistance.

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The Falling Optimist

The story is told of an optimist who falls from the top of the Empire State Building. On the way down, around the 30th floor, someone leans out the window and shouts, “Hey, how is it going?” The optimist, still falling, looks at him, gives him a big thumbs up and a confident smile, and screams back, “Yeah! So far so good!” 

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Homemade Red Sauce

Label well with date and contents, then transfer to the freezer. The sauce will last 3-4 months, or longer if you use a deep freeze.

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But He Is Good for Israel

The happenings on Capitol Hill left most sane people winded. And whereas many were quick to blame 2021 for letting us down so spectacularly and so early into the year, it clearly had little to do with the calendar and everything to do with the former president of the United States Donald Trump.

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Airborne Anxiety

January 2021 and it feels like anxiety is airborne. Say what we want about the transmissibility of the new variant of COVID, it is the disquiet and the worry that have found their way into every corner of our lives.

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The Krugersdorp Cult Killings

On the Confidential Brief on ChaiFM, we chat to award winning investigative journalist, Jana Marx, author of the book “The Krugersdorp Cult Killings”

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Resolutions for 2021

Covid be dammed, I fully intend making a bunch of new year resolutions that I have no intention of keeping. The pandemic can rob us

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Easy Pizza

This makes 1 large pizza base and doubles easily. You could make small pizza’s for individual toppings. I make 2 large pizza’s as this is

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Antibody Trump

It is hard to imagine anything more annoying than Donald Trump with antibodies. If the world was not a COVID safe place before now, the

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Fragile, Handle With Care

This morning I realized why the world needed COVID and why we most likely still do. The backstory is this: Early on in lockdown it

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The Devil in the Detail

The photo of Julius Malema outside a Click’s store, Monday went viral for all the wrong reasons. Sporting a magnificent pair of Prada loafers, Malema

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The Oros Strategy

I can guess what happened. In a moment of exasperation, President Cyril Ramaphosa drafted a short, strongly worded open letter to his colleagues in the

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Regrettable Peace

It cannot be easy for the ANC to keep up the incredibly low standard that it has set for itself. From the failure to stamp

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