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We’ll get the devil we know

Lifestyle Section - Opinion

  There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics, somebody (I don’t recall who) once said. Chatting to a marketing consultant (who we shall refer to as Mr Marketing) the other night, who conducts survey work for the ANC government, a couple of surprising statistics emerged.

By Norman McFarlane Read Article

 

It’s not the porn, it’s the principle

Lifestyle Section - Opinion

  Way back in the Dark Ages of apartheid, we had in this country a strange concoction of Calvinistic Mother Grundy’s called the Censor’s Board. Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys lampooned them unmercifully in most of his outrageous stage shows, and for good reason. This murky band of self-righteous busybodies, so narrow-minded they could probably look through a keyhole with both eyes at the same time, were appointed by the government of the day, to be the moral guardians of the nation.

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Tick tock … the Doomsday Clock

Lifestyle Section - Opinion

  The Doomsday Clock was advanced by one minute this month. The time now stands at five minutes to midnight. A year ago, it was put back one minute, to six minutes to midnight. Conceptualised in  1947 during the Cold War by the board of directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago, the metaphorical clock depicts how close civilisation is to oblivion.

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Saving lives on the roads

Lifestyle Section - Opinion

  Dear South African road user: I am writing to you to share some thoughts about how you drove your car during the festive season, in the hope that you may consider changing one or more of your driving habits in future.That we are sitting on 1 551 road deaths at the time of writing, down by some 200 for the same period last year, is little cause for celebration.

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