Look South

LookSouth

A column written for Polity and the Engineering News focusing on trends in global political, social and cultural life and its relevance to South Africa. Articles cover 2004 to 2012.

  • Some lessons from Fearless Felix [read Read Online] 26 October 2012

  • Social media – friend or foe? [read Read Online] 10 October 2012

  • Putting the Presidential pickle in perspective [read Read Online] 8 June 2012

  • The serious business of tree hugging [read Read Online] 19 March 2012

  • Christmas is the time for taking [read Read Online] 16 December 2011

  • Does size matter?[read Read Online] 28 October 2011

  • Who is fit to lead the moral regeneration of a broken society?[read Read Online] 26 August 2011

  • Living the loopy Gautrain dream [read Read Online] 15 July 2011

  • Place or national identity and affinity for strangers [read Read Online] 6 May 2011

  • Proper analysis of the Libyan conflict needed Read Online] 25 March 2011

  • Lessons for combating stress [read Read Online] 28 January 2011

  • It’s a rip-off – get me out of here [read Read Online] 10 December 2010

  • Is cyber terrorism the new swine flu? [read Read Online] 29 October 2010

  • Is South Africa just one big vuvuzela?[read Read Online] 20 Augts 2010

  • South Africa 2010: Field of dreams? [read Read Online] 2 July 2010

  • The curious case of voting for no one [read Read Online] 21 May 2010

  • Crying wolf and legalised theft [read Read Online] 23 April 2010

  • Is bling the new opium of the people? [read Read Online] 26 March 2010

  • With great power comes great obfuscation [read Read Online] 26 February 2010

  • The big freeze and the politics of avoidance [read Read Online] 15 January 2010

  • Bloodsucking is all the rage [read Read Online] 13 November 2009

  • Cheating is now prevalent in many spheres of life [read Read Online] 9 October 2009

  • Give the gift of dignity, column inches [read Read Online] 11 September 2009

  • Use opportunity offered by rubbish [read Read Online] 21 August 2009

  • Belfast and Johannesburg: peas in a racist pod? [read Read Online] 10 July 2009

  • Where were you when the UK government imploded? [read Read Online] 12 June 2009

  • JZ cometh - am I bothered? [read Read Online] 9 May 2009

  • Is man-made climate change just hot air? [read Read Online] 10 April 2009

  • Is the credit crunch the new Black Death? [read Read Online] 13 March 2009

  • Shoe today, bomb tomorrow [read Read Online] 12 February 2009

  • What I learnt in 2008? [read Read Online] 15 January 2009

  • Does it matter that Obama is black [read Read Online] 14 November 2008

  • Why I prefer pizza to bankers [read Read Online] 31 October 2008

  • All South Africa needs some loving [read Read Online] 17 October 2008

  • A war on terror or a war on reason [read Read Online] 3 October 2008

  • The ghost of Jeffrey Benzien lives [read Read Online] 5 September 2008

  • Let’s face it, holidays are strange [read Read Online] 22 August 2008

  • Zimbabwe - not a crisis, but a little mix-up [read Read Online] 18 July 2008

  • Viva the orange revolution [read Read Online] 20 June 2008

  • A little less conversation, more unity, please [read Read Online] 6 June 2008

  • Beware: SOHF is spreading [read Read Online] 10 May 2008

  • Learning from a trip down memory lane [read Read Online] 25 April 2008

  • Where is the light at the end of the tunnel   [read Read Online] 11 April 2008

  • Environmentalism, war and diet coke [read Read Online] 28 May 2008

  • Hotels, life and everything else [read Read Online] 14 March 2008

  • Save the world, buy nappies [read Read Online] 22 February 2008

  • Truth a stranger, fiction the norm [read Read Online] 1 Ferbaury 2008

  • Tips for riding a Zumanami   [read Read Online] 18 January 2008

  • Are all excuses poppycock?   [read Read Online] 7 December 2007

  • The truth commission lost in translation [read Read Online] 7 November 2007

  • Do we just not like inconvenient truths? [read Read Online] 26 October 2007

  • The bluetongue blues [read Read Online] 12 October 2007

  • Prejudiced and proud of it [read Read Online] 21 September 2007

  • How to talk about books you haven't read [read Read Online] 31 August 2007

  • The art of outsourcing frustration [read Read Online] 17 August 2007

  • The woes of 'affluenza' [read Read Online] 03 August 2007

  • Why squirrels are as dangerous as TV [read Read Online] 13 July 2007

  • Time flies in a coma [read Read Online] 15 June 2007

  • The war and peace legacy [ Read Online] 1 June 2007

  • Will more billionaires help the poor [ Read Online] 18 May 2007

  • Is there a point to the web? [ Read Online] 4 May 2007

  • Apology over the slave trade two centuries overdue [ Read Online] 13 April 2007

  • Don't worry, Zimbabwe is just a hiccup [ Read Online] 30 March 2007

  • Bigots, building bridges and multiculturalism [ Read Online] 23 February 2007

  • Are we all torturers inside? [ Read Online] 07 February 2007

  • Dinners, starving babies and fat cats [ Read Online] 26 January 2007

  • Ba Humbug to Christmas cynics [ Read Online] 15 December 2006

  • Stern warning about environmental disaster [ Read Online] 06 December 2006

  • Airport security: enough to turn one to drink [ Read Online] 03 November 2006

  • Where are the men in the battle for equality? [ Read Online] 20 October 2006

  • Sport and politics uncomfortable bedfellows [ Read Online] 10 October 2006

  • The times they are not a-changin’ [ Read Online] 15 September 2006

  • Exporting hope or foolish dreams? [ Read Online] 01 September 2006

  • Get rich or die trying [ Read Online] 18 August 2006

  • How to perform the perfect headbutt [ Read Online] 28 July 2006

  • Desperately seeking Bill Gates, South African-style [ Read Online] 14 July 2006

  • Always take the weather with you [ Read Online] 23 June 2006

  • Buying the football dream [ Read Online] 9 June 2006

  • The meaning of money [ Read Online] 26 May 2006

  • And now for the good news... [ Read Online] 12 May 2006

  • Are you calling me chicken? [ Read Online] 28 April 2006

  • You are either for him or against him [ Read Online] 14 April 2006

  • What’s in a name? [ Read Online] 31 March 2006

  • Exporting reconciliation or reality TV [ Read Online] 17 March 2006

  • How to be a politically-correct slacker [ Read Online] 03 March 2006

  • Is South Africa becoming boring? [ Read Online] 17 February 2006

  • Reasons to be cheerful [ Read Online] 03 February 2006

  • The unequal cost of lying [ Read Online] 20 January 2006

  • Does the past have its price? [ Read Online] 09 December 2005

  • Fancy borrowing a homeless person?[ Read Online] 14 October 2005

  • The perils of a political vacuum [ Read Online] 30 September 2005

  • Is it coz i iz black? [ Read Online] 16 September 2005

  • Private healthcare still hurts [ Read Online] 2 September 2005

  • Fat is an African issue [ Read Online] 12 August 2005

  • London bombings are not a movie sequel [ Read Online] 29 July 2005

  • Let's stop moralising about corruption in Africa [ Read Online] 07 July 2005

  • In my day, young people had respect [ Read Online] 24 June 2005

  • Warning - this article may contain nuts [ Read Online] 10 June 2005

  • Phoney Tony gets his knuckles rapped [ Read Online] 27 May 2005

  • Do drug companies and the media make us sick? [ Read Online] 13 May 2005

  • Sick of politics? Then read this...[ Read Online] 22 April 2005

  • Simple lesson from 9/11 and reprisals [ Read Online] 8 April 2005

  • Charity presents one-dimensional view of Africa [ Read Online] 25 March 2005

  • British society should modernise some traditions [ Read Online] 11 March 2005

  • You can kill burglars...can't you? [ Read Online] 25 February 2005

  • Mbeki stirs the ghost of Churchill [ Read Online] 28 January 2005

  • Instilling fear into scaremongers [ Read Online] 21 January 2005

  • Dr Brown, I presume? [ Read Online] 14 January 2005

  • Tsunami begs spending rethink [ Read Online] 07 January 2005

  • All I want for Christmas is…spam [ Read Online] 10 December 2004

  • Mugabe bowls the world for a duck [ Read Online] 03 December 2004

  • Time to stop permissible lies about the past [ Read Online]

  • Forget the war on terror, it's morals that count….[ Read Online]