THE GREAT ESCAPE… OR IS IT?

  Ok fine, we technically missed the recession (according to the precise definition anyway). But are we going to sit back and believe, even for a split second, that we aren’t sitting in what is possibly the lowest economic stand-point of our democracy? Joblessness remains (in the words of Pali Lehohla) stubbornly high. At the…

SABMiller brewing up a storm

A beer war may be brewing. The South African born brewing company, SABMiller has had its offer for Dutch beer maker, Heineken rejected. The offer was made in the last two weeks with the Heineken family rebuffing the world’s second largest maker of beer. The Heineken family, owners of Heineken, said that they wish to…

#OscarTrial costs Pistorius around R4-million

The Oscar Pistorius Trial may have cost the athlete a pretty penny. The Paralympic superstar had to fork a lot of money for the country’s top brass in advocacy, all in the hopes of proving his case and staying as far away from a jail cell as possible. The athlete accused of murdering his 29-year…

Public Holidays: Good for the public but not Good for the Public?

Lionel Messi (The world’s 2nd best football player – an argument for another day) is still scoring at will, despite an injury that lasted over 2 months. He closely follows behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the scoring books for this season and remains the first player on Barcelona’s team sheet, even after missing over 5 La Liga…

Nigeria vs South Africa – Do we care too much?

Usain Bolt has been beaten at least 10 times in his professional running career, but his record wins always outweigh the losses. Many still see him as the Invincible Man of Track Running. How far from the truth is that? Parallels could be drawn to Nigeria’s recent climb to Africa’s Number 1 (by size) Economy….