POWER-POLITICS: DRINKING COFFEE UNDER A BRIDGE

Very little goes unnoticed when you have time in a place where nobody knows your name. Like this one time I went to the local municipality to get a letter confirming that I live where I live.   The line was longer than I expected. Even the citizens standing in line seemed quite surprised to see…

SA ELECTION 2014: THE CLOSER YOU LOOK, THE LESS YOU SEE.

SA ELECTION 2014: THE CLOSER YOU LOOK, THE LESS YOU SEE. “ The floor plan for this place looks like a trading floor” one  newspaper journalist remarked. We looked around with renewed eyes and yes it did!  He had just come out for a break from doing spread sheets calculating which party is likely to…

TRUST YOURSELF: SA ELECTIONS 2014

I WISH I COULD TELL YOU IT GETS BETTER WITH AGE. Last night at dinner my teenage brother started giggling and smiling widely exclaiming “ah teenage problems!”  While fiddling on his phone. I looked up from my plate of rice curious to find out what the source of such an “adult” statement was. “You know”…