Oscar Pistorius: From Hero to a fallen tragic Zero?

News this past Thursday that Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, shocked not only South Africans but the world remained and still remains in shock too. This is someone who the Guardian once described as “athlete who overcame disability to become a global star”. Continue reading

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Has Mail & Guardian confused you on the Maharaj saga?

I could not help but suspect that Mail & Guardian had left many people confused this weekend after it was successfully advised by President Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson, Mac Maharaj – an advice that was also supported by its own lawyers – that publishing information not authorised by the National Prosecuting Authority would be a criminal offence punishable for up to 15 years imprisonment. Continue reading