But will it fly?

What if the probe into SA Airways boss Khaya Ngqula doesn’t turn up enough to justify him being fired? There’s an interesting little analysis piece in Business Day saying that SAA had been keen to arrange a friendly, R8-million termination of his contract with Ngqula (who is accused of trying to line his wife’s pocket … Read more

Five things you need to know about SA on 12/03/2009

1. East London has the highest percentage of people in South Africa who believe there is life on other planets while Johannesburg’s West Rand has the lowest, says a survey of 2000 people. I can’t speak for the West Rand but, as an East Londoner, I must say this is curious considering it’s also the … Read more

Sharks patrol these waters

Check out these cool pics at  Seth Rotherham’s 2Oceans Vibe blog of a great white shark cruising the water off Simon’s Town. (Click here.) There’s some monster lurkies out there — and quite close to shore. Remember the story about the veteran swimmer who just vanished after going for her daily swim in Fish Hoek … Read more

Hayibo, not before it’s time

Hayibo! Who are these people doing very funny spoof news of South Africa? I’ve just discovered Hayibo.com and they are dang cotton-pickin’ good. Check them out here. It’s about time South Africa had its own Private Eye. Their latest post says that rugby player Luke Watson has denied that he will try to bolster his … Read more

Hayibo, not before it's time

Hayibo! Who are these people doing very funny spoof news of South Africa? I’ve just discovered Hayibo.com and they are dang cotton-pickin’ good. Check them out here. It’s about time South Africa had its own Private Eye. Their latest post says that rugby player Luke Watson has denied that he will try to bolster his … Read more

Five things you need to know about SA on 11/03/2009

1. SA Airways boss Khaya Ngqula has been sacked by the board a few weeks after a report on allegations of corruption was handed to it and the public enterprises minister. The main allegation is that a R1.5 billion catering deal SAA is doing with a consortium is a conflict of interest. One of the … Read more

Yislaak! Your arse is stuck together

Kids are such a delight. My four-year-old ambushed us in bed at 5.45am this morning, climbing over us to nag us awake. “Mommy, can you bring a facecloth,” she said. “My arse is stuck together.”

Oh no, I thought. “Did you do a poo?”

“Noooooooo,” she wailed in exasperation.

“But why’s your arse stuck together?”

The girls put on their hats and sunblock and went out to play
The girls put on their hats and sunblock and went out to play

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Carl Hiaasen in Edenvale

Carl Hiaasen has been lurking in Edenvale. A construction worker unearthed a cooler box containing R1.5-million in R50 and R20 notes. Being South African, he assumed the suspect package was a bomb so he called the cops. Oops. Read the full story here. It tickles the imagination to ponder on who stashed the loot (in … Read more