South Africa: As the decay sets in…

The dictionary defines an economy as “any practical adjustment, organization or administration of affairs or resources, especially of industrial or financial affairs of the state.” “Economic determinism” declares that “all human activities, particularly political and social institutions, have their ultimate … Read the rest

Has South Africa become just another 3rd-world country?

A palpable sense of panic is creeping into commentaries and columns and the media generally about South Africa’s future, now exacerbated by the painful reality of a searing drought. Yes, South Africa is a drought-ridden country and our water system … Read the rest

Opinion: South Africa is sleepwalking into disaster

The worm has turned and virtually every South African political commentator whose legacy was to encourage a one man one vote ANC takeover in South Africa is now tearing into the government and its alliance partners. The country is on … Read the rest

Communists play cat and mouse with South African farmers

Hundreds of South Africa’s commercial farmers have now gone home after TAU SA’s yearly congress in Pretoria. In the north of the country they wait for the summer rain: their soil is prepared, the seeds are planted and the days … Read the rest

Education is about values… not a commodity

Top ten academic performers at Hoërskool Wagpos, an Afrikaans government school in South Africa
Top ten academic performers at Hoërskool Wagpos, an Afrikaans government school in South Africa

by TAU Bulletin

And a school matriculation certificate is not a ticket to the corner office, the VIP lift and the executive washroom.

Education is holistic: … Read the rest

Beware the Stockholm syndrome

Cyril and Roelf, laughing
Cyril and Roelf, laughing

by TAU Bulletin

“Adjusting” to the ANC and the consequences thereof.

Stockholm Syndrome: This syndrome refers to a group of psychological symptoms that occur in some persons or groups in a captive or hostage situation. It Read the rest

In defence of pale males

Another pale male: Argentine model and presenter Mario Guerci
Another pale male: Argentine model and presenter Mario Guerci

by TAU Bulletin

The state of the nation is no more ludicrously evident than Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s recent “warning” that “pale males” would return to government in Gauteng if SA’s … Read the rest

The drum beat on SA land grab quickens

by TAU Bulletin

During the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in the late nineties, the  Commission declared in its findings that there were four different kinds of truth. The Commission “rejected the popular assumption” that there are only … Read the rest

Whose land is it anyway?

by TAU Bulletin

On 19 June 1913, the Native Land Act of 1913 became law in the recently-created Union of South Africa. The legislation was the culmination of centuries of land occupations, divisions and invasions; of treaties, conventions and agreements … Read the rest

Max du Preez’s fantasies on Zimbabwe

'Fast-track land reform' of the Zimbabwean style, as sought by Max du Preez

by TAU Bulletin

Anti-apartheid journalist and apologist for South Africa’s democratic dispensation Max du Preez has been caught short with his latest efforts to justify the unjustifiable. … Read the rest