A Patriot Speaks Against His President

This week our president made a jaw-dropping claim: loyalty to the ANC (the ruling party), he glibly remarked, is more important than loyalty to the country. My initial response, after the shock and anger wore off, was a pragmatic one: in the interests of ANC public (local and international) relations somebody should probably tell our... Continue Reading →

The Seeds of Freedom’s Tree: Why I Am a Patriot

I am proud to call myself a patriot. Not the where-do-I-sign-up-to-have-my-brains-blown-out-for-my-country type. It doesn’t take a genius to recognise the flaws in that interpretation of the term. Nor am I the my-country’s-sportsteams-are better-than-yours type of patriot, although I follow the progress of our national teams with great fervour. And despite the fact that if I... Continue Reading →

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