Malusi Gigaba is vulgar. That’s the word my very grand grandmother would have used. Another word that describes the crass materialism, ostentatious displays of money and possessions, and desire for celebrity in our political elite is parvenu. It’s meant to be an insult, and has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a nice person. It has everything to do with that veneer of acceptability, a craving for inclusion and a gnawing emptiness that no amount of money can satisfy. Perhaps we need to look at the disease and not the symptoms so that we can better diagnose and cure this problem in South Africa...
New Year’s Resolutions and Cartoon Time Travel
12.01.21 Pt 1 - If the President is sitting down when South Africa has a 'family meeting', don't worry about it - he just wants to check up on you and let you know that politicians are still doing nothing. If you have taken on the misguided notion of New Year's resolutions, how are those going two weeks into 2021? And Matt Greoning: superstar cartoonist, or clandestine time traveller?Read more