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Father figures

Father figures

ODDLY enough this week I’m going to get paternal even though we are months away of Father’s Day. I guess this week has been filled with baby daddy talk from teenage pregnancy to some mothers who denied fathers the right to access their children?

The devil is in advertising

The devil is in advertising

SOUTH AFRICA’S Cabinet has rubber-stamped a draft Bill that will ban advertising of alcohol.

Raping the cherry

Raping the cherry

DIEPSLOOT residents in South Africa last week broke out in violent protest when the bodies of two girls — Yonelisa Mali (2) and Zandile Mali (3) — were found in a toilet after they had been raped and strangled.

Failing African leadership?

Failing African leadership?

THE MO IBRAHIM prize for African Achievement in Leadership goes unawarded for yet another year.

Painting October red

Painting October red

WHENEVER the phrase “Red October” is mentioned it takes me back to 20th Century European history which I studied feverishly during high school days.

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