What is it about South African schools that they have become so sexy?
Now even the markers of matric examination papers have to be restrained from dangling from the chandeliers and other forms of sexual activity during their spare time. Their conduct in various school hostels during the 12-day marking period, and especially during the 12 nights, is subject to a strict code that forbids “illicit liaisons in the hostels or on the grounds”.
The theft of five South African paintings worth more than R17 million from the Pretoria Art Museum has made us look anew at the paintings on our own walls which, with our books, are the only possessions we really value and which we have hitherto believed were the only things a thief wouldn’t consider worth stealing.
Sometimes you have no option but to insult your political opponents, especially when they get too nosy about how you have spent taxpayers’ money.
Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu was forced to do so last week when the DA’s spokesman on defence, David Maynier, refused to accept her explanation that she had flown by ultra-luxury Gulfstream jet only 35 times during her tenure as defence minister, and not 203 times, as revealed by her ministerial successor in the defence portfolio, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.