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Wendy Knowler fights for your rights...

John Scott Masthead
February 5 2013 at 11:03

It was an exercise in pure cinematic nostalgia, and it was being presented by someone who, like my father, had once been an old-style cinema manager.

So how could I, exposed to the movies as I was from birth, like mother’s milk, not enrol for it?

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January 15 2013 at 11:00

Julius Malema (remember him?) is bitter because his political friends are treating him like a leper at a time when he owes the Receiver of Revenue R16 million. I think they are just confused.

At first they thought he liked Jacob Zuma. Didn’t he say he would die and kill for him, though not in the literal sense, naturally? Didn’t he spring to the future president’s defence in his rape trial, and claim the complainant must have had a “nice time”, otherwise she wouldn’t have ordered breakfast afterwards and asked for taxi fare home?

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January 10 2013 at 09:14

I’ve been having problems with Telkom – but then who has hasn’t? We are all part of a country-wide club.

As individuals I think they try their best, especially if you are lucky enough to come face to face with them, or even when they are patiently giving you instructions on how to solve your ADSL problem over the phone.

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January 8 2013 at 09:10

Oor dog Kali has finally agreed to give her views on President Jacob Zuma’s belief that caring for dogs, taking them for walkies, and having them treated by a vet is unAfrican.

I didn’t even know she could talk, let alone nurse opinions on presidential profundities, until she interrupted my wife and me while we were discussing the issue.

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December 19 2012 at 09:19

Those Grade 9 pupils nationwide who averaged only 13 percent in mathematics shouldn’t feel too bad.

I was no great shakes at maths myself, and I went to a good school – not one of those where nowadays the teachers only turn up when they feel like it, and are themselves unsure which side of a triangle constitutes the hypotenuse.

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