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Tech slapdown

I do love programmers from the old school, like Jason, our head of tech at the Mail & Guardian. Here’s his...

Tech slapdown
posted on: Jan 28, 2010 | author: Chris

Taliban and me

Here’s a look at a proud moment in any columnist’s career – his first complaint from the South...

Taliban and me
posted on: Jan 25, 2010 | author: Chris

Joining the Taliban

I wanted to call this column, “Why I’m joining the Taliban, and why P.W.Botha was right.” Unfortunately, while...

Joining the Taliban
posted on: Jan 25, 2010 | author: Chris

Beirut Pics

Last night I met Peter, a nice American guy who has just been posted to Beirut by the US State Dept. It’s not...

Beirut Pics
posted on: Jan 21, 2010 | author: Chris

Vomit Table

I’m starting a new section called ‘Ugly’, in homage to all the plugugly crap that we have to look at...

Vomit Table
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: Chris

Anna in Lusaka

Missive from Lusaka: Zambia I was feeling singularly depressed when sending off the last two blogs. Things weren’t...

Anna in Lusaka
posted on: Jan 20, 2010 | author: Chris

Sweet, sweet clarity

Read it through in one sitting. Then ponder the word ‘clarity’: noun 1. clearness or lucidity as to...

Sweet, sweet clarity
posted on: Jan 19, 2010 | author: Chris

Empire Tweets Back

I recently had the not-uncomplicated pleasure of dining with the US Ambassador to South Africa, Donald Gips, and a...

Empire Tweets Back
posted on: Jan 18, 2010 | author: Chris

ANC-stylee

Good god. There ARE worse things than corruption, it appears. What on earth would possess the ANC (South...

ANC-stylee
posted on: Jan 15, 2010 | author: Chris

Balls of Steel

Balls of Steel and Bullet Proof: Two blog entries by intrepid biker Anna Versfeld on one page. Not as violent as the...

Balls of Steel
posted on: Jan 14, 2010 | author: Chris

Dakar Death Rally

The Dakar Rally death toll continues with the 2010 race.  A woman watching the start of the Rally was killed when a...

Dakar Death Rally
posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: Chris

Kill a tourist today!

Apparently, we have a ‘Shoot a Tourist Day’ in South Africa. Why didn’t anyone tell me? No fair. I...

Kill a tourist today!
posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: Chris

Cape Town. City.

As much as I love Johannesburg, Cape Town will always be my home city.  I wrote this paean to it for Visi magazine...

Cape Town. City.
posted on: Jan 8, 2010 | author: Chris

Jeep vs Land Rover

The tale of when I first bought my Jeep, which was about 4 years ago, and my rivalry with Land Rover...

Jeep vs Land Rover
posted on: Jan 8, 2010 | author: Chris

Drop kicked into touch

(Guest blogger  Anna Versfeld) writes: My mother always says I am crisis prone and anyone who watched me getting...

Drop kicked into touch
posted on: Jan 8, 2010 | author: Chris

Pilgrim’s Rest

Guest blogger Anna Versfeld writes: On the wall of my hallway hangs a framed photograph I love, because of the...

Pilgrim’s Rest
posted on: Jan 7, 2010 | author: Chris

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