Politics round-up: Mandela gets invaded

We have been running this series all year: where we provide a quick summary of the politics news of the week. I presented this week, and the stuff about Mandela being paraded in front of cameras by the ANC was particularly heart-wrenching. Columnist Khaya Dlanga wrote about it here. The official blurb: The ANC’s latest PR stunt [...]

This week’s column: Lara Croft’s best breasts yet

I’ve woefully neglected my new shiny blog! But I’m back in action with some new ideas. For now, here is my first new column in two weeks. I’ve been doing a lot of commentary on gender issues lately, and this is another instalment in that vein.  The original idea came from the good folks at Grazia magazine [...]

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Politics round-up: Mandela gets invaded

We have been running this series all year: where we provide a quick summary of the politics news of the week. I presented this week, and the stuff about Mandela being paraded in front of cameras by the ANC was particularly heart-wrenching. Columnist Khaya Dlanga wrote about it here. The official blurb: The ANC’s latest PR stunt [...]

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This week’s column: Lara Croft’s best breasts yet

I’ve woefully neglected my new shiny blog! But I’m back in action with some new ideas. For now, here is my first new column in two weeks. I’ve been doing a lot of commentary on gender issues lately, and this is another instalment in that vein.  The original idea came from the good folks at Grazia magazine [...]

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Goodbye Mandy: A tribute from a friend

Goodbye Mandy: A tribute from a friend

There are moments in life when you can feel yourself stretch beyond your body into a dizzying and unreal space. Last night was such a moment. I came back to my hotel here in Texas at 1am, checked my whatsapps, and found out my friend Mandy was dead. To say you can’t believe something is [...]

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We talk to the “I benefitted from apartheid” guys

This week’s Live Video, which I do using Google Hangouts, was a bit crazy. I had a topic planned but it was rather dry: inaccuracies in census data. When I got to the office this morning another story was doing very well on our site: a little piece about these two white South Africans who [...]

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