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The Three Helens

When Helen Zille announced recently that she was not going to stand for the DA Leadership again this year, the reactions were many and varied. Colleagues used the opportunity to praise her good work for the party, opponents (generally quietly) celebrated and thinkpiece writers fell over themselves to write thinkpieces, having been starved of opportunities […]

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V.G.B, the SABC and e-tv

Ah, splendid! A welcome return of letters to The Southern Suburbs Tatler, although this one is an SMS, I believe. (To express your viewpoint via this particular medium to this particular publication, SMS “TAT” (yes, really) to 32263.) That what V.G.B did. V.G.B lives in Pinelands, so we probably shouldn’t take his/her viewpoint too seriously, […]

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Speed Kills

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have returned to the Southern Suburbs Tatler. And therein to the Letters Page. That’s where I found this beautiful piece of writing. Although, having described it thus, I should point out that I do have a few issues with it, which I will share below: Speed Kills On Monday March 11, […]

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What exactly happened up at the university?

Ah, the bizarre otherworldliness of the Southern Suburbs Tatler letters page. We’ve mentioned it here several times before, but yesterday’s edition gave us no less than two (2) examples of just how odd the folk that write into this freebie rag are. Firstly, a simple and straightforward request from Douglas Rose-innes of Rondebosch: I am […]

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Counter Attacks

“When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do, is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue.” So sang Phillip “it is here” Collins in his hit Against All Odds. Quite why he couldn’t find another word to rhyme with “blue”, particularly with the massive lexicographical¬†selection available to him, I have no […]

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