Stephen had recently returned to the farm having spent several months travelling and supposedly working in the Philippines. During his short time there he had witnessed a military coup, a volcano and an earthquake thus adding justification to the already well-earned sobriquet, ‘Comrade Disaster”. Continue reading “An African Misadventure”
Why do I bother with this site?
I have been blogging since the start of My T. I am not really sure what I thought that I would gain from such an indulgent and time consuming past time, but I soon found that I enjoyed the cut and thrust of debate. I still do. Continue reading “Why do I bother with this site?”
Julius Malema, the Hutu and Eugene Terre Blanche
For those of you who do not know, Julius Malema is the 29 year old firebrand president of the ANC Youth League here in South Africa. The son of a domestic worker – a single parent – in the Limpopo province, he became politically active while in his early teens, since when his rise to prominence within the ranks of the ruling party has been swift.
Malema is renowned for speaking his mind and rallying the South African youth behind the leadership of the party. He steadfastly backed Zuma in the power struggle with Mbeki pinning his colours to the mast of popularism over intellectualism.
That he is corrupt both politically and financially is beyond a shadow of a doubt. Ostensibly he earns a modest political salary, but his position within the party has enabled him to win provincial contracts for companies which he owns and on which he serves as director. Thus his lifestyle is as lavish as any African tin-pot dictator, a role he seems increasingly anxious to fill. Continue reading “Julius Malema, the Hutu and Eugene Terre Blanche”
Something for the weekend!
Complete the next row in this numerical sequence:
If you know or are able to work out the answer, please do not spoil it for others by blurting it out. You can prove that you have solved it by providing the sum of the integers of the 5th line of the sequence.
Ladies and Gentlemen
I noticed that Pseu subtitled her Post on Hand bags, (…one for ‘the girls’). She used quotation marks which to me, indicated that she was expressing caution when using that phrase to refer to the female members of this site. It made me think about the difference in the use of monikers as employed by the two sexes.
Today’s date is a palindrome
My first blog on this site.