We have noted Minister of Correctional Services (DCS) minister Masutha’s latest remarks in the press and on television that there is the “possibility” of Clive Derby-Lewis committing fraud and “if any fraud is found, Derby-Lewis will be charged”, declared the … Read the rest
People love to tell me that they often forget that I’m black. They say this with a sort of “a-ha!” look on their faces, as if their dawning ability to see my blackness was a gift to us both.
When … Read the rest
In the matter between Clive Derby-Lewis and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services/Mrs. L. Hani/the SA Communist Party concerning Derby-Lewis’s application for prison release on medical grounds (Case No. 78689/2014), the Gauteng High Court ordered, inter alia, that the second … Read the rest
The United States committed war crimes when they tortured prisoners of war and Iraqi civilian internees.
Although it is common knowledge around the world and in America, it was President Obama who admitted at a press conference that America tortured … Read the rest
The idea of white privilege is so simplistic it’s frightening. Ignoring the past for a moment, let me share some viewpoints on the present.
With the distortions created through BEE, white males sit right at the very bottom of the … Read the rest
It is typical of the so-called white “liberals” in South Africa to pretend they “understand” white privilege, when in fact they strive to maintain it.
They always sugar coat the truth and feel uneasy when the black victims of apartheid … Read the rest
The leading macroeconomic Nobel-laureates, the central bankers as well as most politicians have reduced their economic judgment on how to get the economies in Europe and Japan back to sustainable growth on just two recipes: public investments in infrastructure to … Read the rest
To say that popular singer Steve Hofmeyr and author Dan Roodt are targeted by the South African media monopoly, is putting it mildly. They are hounded and smeared daily by paid employees on social media.
With senior staff now openly … Read the rest
While the events down in Ferguson play out, back in Chicagoland the same old killing fields continue day in and day out with nary a peep. In the 107 days since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 year old … Read the rest
“Trotsky” might be the code word for understanding the nature of chaos in the Middle East and beyond. The 1917 October revolution in Russia shook the world spreading horror of “communist atrocities” and “red terror”. Now, almost a hundred years … Read the rest
Watching the excellent CNN coverage yesterday of the 25th anniversary of the breaking down of the Berlin Wall takes me back to 1964 when I was on my way to a new country South Africa from Canada with my … Read the rest
The European Central Bank – ECB – invented yet another tool to hold Europe hostage vis-à-vis Russia
The ECB has just launched – effective 4 November 2014 – a new watchdog to control and regulate the European banking system. It … Read the rest