My mampara award today goes to Tshifhiwa Shonisani, journalist for the Citizen newspaper. Reporting on Steve Hofmeyr’s recent illness (Title: Singer Hofmeyr out of ICU and ‘much better’), Tshifhiwa says "Hofmeyr, a singer of Afrikaans songs, …. That’s like saying Elvis Presley is a singer of Rock songs. Or like […]
My dad was a minister of religion and preached in the Cape in the 1950s. Believe it or not, he had groupies following him around. Ok, not as many as the Rolling Stones would have had, but enough to be noticed. I asked him, "What is it that attracted all […]
Checking out a Saturday Star from 2007 I was intrigued to hear Jacob Zuma say that it is dangerous for the clergy to be involved in politics. He was responding to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s involvement in some or other political fray. Here’s three questions I have for Jacob Zuma. What […]
This week’s mampara has to be ousted deputy president of the SA Rugby Union, Mike Stofile after his 24-21 defeat to Oregan Hoskins. Stofile was running for president. Stofile was quoted in the Saturday Star (March 29, 2008): For the past four years there has been no place for black […]
Sales trainer, Jacques de Villiers shares some influencing strategies with "Women in Business" on 14 November 2007.