Snippet 2018 – 14

The KZN Department of Health issued a directive stating that all registrar posts must go to black applicants. This means that you cannot specialise in KZN if you are white. One understands that the State wishes to fill racial quotas but, if one has a system in which...

Snippet 2018 – 13

The office of the KZN Premier has not obtained a clean audit – again. More talk about action plans and heads to roll coming?   A desperate challenge: a most interesting development is unfolding in Mexico: a “caravan” of migrants is approaching the USA border and Trump...

Snippet 2018 – 12

Rode is probably better known for property analysis than economic forecasts: he did touch on a raw nerve when commenting on are brain drain and want of entrepreneurs. Of late I hear increasingly of the wealthier and more mobile Saffers emigrating. Whether this is so,...

Snippet 2018 – 11

FIRE: an acronym for Financial Independence Retire Early. The question is whether the daily grind/rat race is getting to you and whether, in the long run it is really worth it? Google Fire+ retire early.   The land expropriation debate is driven by irrationality and,...

Snippet 2018 – 10

A hoo-ha has erupted on the intent to rid a New Zealand town of cats. As background to this is the history of mammal predators having been introduced to that country with the advent of Westerners. When Cook landed he told that the din of nesting birds was such that...

Snippet 2018 – 09

We provide protection for municipal officials but none for whistleblowers (our Minister of police has taken a finding by the Public Protector, requesting protection for anti-corruption fighters, on judicial review). Superficially, the former occupy a public office and...