Category Archives: Journalism

Satirical Insensitivity

Zapiro is normally an insightful satirist, highlighting the ills in South African society with humorous skill. On April 9th, in the Mail & Guardian Newspaper, a cartoon was published which was meant to satirize the ousting of Zwelinzima Vavi from … Continue reading

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A House of Cards

A society without an ontological moral watchdog effectively polices itself – it justifies its own actions to the point where it expresses moral outrage and indignation when questioned on its actions, as is currently playing out on the Nkandla stage: … Continue reading

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Humanities Inhumanity – a moral outrage!

How dare we refer to ourselves as “humanity”! In so many ways there is absolutely nothing humane about us – we can be so selfish, arrogant and sadistic. “Love one another as I have loved you”, was the final great … Continue reading

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The Written Word – Historical Quirke or Modern Day Wonder

I read an article the other day, describing the art of the handwritten word as being as useful as the skill of churning butter! This can only come from that side of the Atlantic, the ‘land of the free and … Continue reading

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Robert Mugabe – An Insensitive Vatican Solecism!

The beatification of Bl. John Paul II is indeed a joyous occasion – the celebration of a life lived with purpose and sacrifice. A life lived in servitude to Christ and as a moral and shining light to all Catholics … Continue reading

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An Opinion – Osama bin Laden

‘He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword’, or so the saying goes. On September the 11th, 2001 an unparalleled incident of terror was launched when a number of commercial jet liners were hijacked, two of which were … Continue reading

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Early Riposte to the Fulminations of an Implacable Atheist

I am busy reading Michael Parenti’s latest book ‘God and His Demons’ and though I haven’t finished yet (my reading is in the early stages), my initial reactions require me to express a preliminary opinion. As my reading progresses and … Continue reading

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