Monthly Archives: October 2016

The SA University Blues

I often alter other people’s songs, seeing as I have no talent to write my own, generally for the purpose of some light-hearted parody. This is less light-hearted. Piet Swart, you gave me the idea – so it’s your fault. … Continue reading

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Agonising over the loss of liberal ideals 

I am conflicted. Seriously conflicted. I have been at the University of Cape Town since 1974, as a student, postgraduate and academic; I have been here¬†through the unrest periods of 1976, the 1980s, the 1990s, and now the 20teens. And … Continue reading

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