the grim lessons of pearl harbour

The grim lessons of Pearl Harbor: Democracy everywhere is under threat and South Africa is no exception

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago and the madness of World War 2 are never-forgotten reminders that democracy and freedom are not the natural order of any society. We in South Africa have learnt now for certain what millions across the globe learnt 80 years ago – […]

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The First Casualty of War is Truth – and Humanity is Close Behind

Photo by Алесь Усцінаў from Pexels The Ukrainians’ determined, courageous and principled fight against Russian greed and aggression will come to define the meaning of liberty for the 21st century. And it will be because they largely chose to allow the freedom for the truth to be sought and told. The shell whistled over the

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Reconciliation and redemption: The old man and the dark shadow of the past

As a brutal war rages in Europe, this writer considers what South Africa’s own violent history reflects to the wider world about reconciliation and even redemption. I have been haunted by this image for months: an old man in an ill-fitting, pale blue shirt and flapping khaki pants, wearing a grey woollen beanie on his

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South Africa has Passed its Omicron Outbreak Peak, Top Researcher Says

The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. By Hamilton Wende and Niamh Kennedy, CNN CNN — South Africa has passed the peak of its Omicron outbreak, according to one of the country’s top scientific researchers. The country has “surpassed the peak of the Omicron wave now, driven by the

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