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John Scott Masthead
March 4 2014 at 06:25

The trouble with the people of Cape Town is that they don’t appreciate all that mayor Patricia de Lille has done |for them.

Everyone is up in arms about the city’s new logo instead of being grateful to her for giving it to us without our even asking her to do so.

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February 27 2014 at 07:49

Yesterday, we learned how to make the city of Cape Town ungovernable, or at least bring city council proceedings to a halt for 90 minutes.

You shout down the Speaker and any other councillors with whom you disagree. You bang your desks in unison. You jump up and toyi-toyi. You sing songs. You whistle. You march round with 500-page thick agendas held above your heads, then fling them on to a pile in the middle of the council chamber floor.

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February 25 2014 at 09:09

SA Airways don’t really want us as passengers. I think they would prefer it if we boycotted them and used other airlines instead.

This would enable them to shut down entirely, stop paying departing chief executives huge golden handshakes, and put an end to their annual losses.

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February 20 2014 at 09:07

There was a wonderful YouTube exchange on the internet the other day between Hollywood entertainment reporter Sam Rubin and Samuel L Jackson, star of Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Othello and his new movie Robocop.

Rubin, a white, confused Jackson with another black star, Laurence Fishburne, best known for his leading roles in The Matrix, Apocalypse Now and |Othello.

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February 18 2014 at 08:11

Like many, I watched the pomp and ceremony that preceded President Zuma’s State of the Nation address last week, though much of the alleged pomp had us giggling in unseemly fashion.

It was the first time, for instance, that any of us had seen a minister of state turn up dressed as an airline pilot when there was doubt whether he could run a government department, let alone fly a plane.

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