• Beware the Dirty Liberal

    Beware the Dirty Liberal

    Why is the word “liberal”a dirty word in South Africa? Why is the centrist conservative leader  of the opposition Mmusi Maimane, who is also an Evangelical who believes sodomy to be an abomination, often wrongly accused of being a liberal as an insult?  This is the country with Africa’s (and arguably the world’s) most liberal […]


  • Tax & Public Spending: Not as easy as Pie

    Tax & Public Spending: Not as easy as Pie

    This is a response I wrote to an article from rollingalpha.com ( a Finance quip I presume). I being a generalist often stay clear of specialists in their natural habitat; but this particular piece began as disdain for the Finance Minister’s mention of “tax evasion” and “profit-shifting” in the  Mid-Term Budget Speech and descended into […]


  • Longform’s Picks of the Week

    Longform’s Picks of the Week.


  • Lost & Found: Took a Break to Get Better

    Lost & Found: Took a Break to Get Better

    It’s been exactly a month since I’ve published an entry. This isn’t due to a loss in enthusiasm. I’ve changed my process and now instead of taking a day off to put together a moderately lettered post, I’ve decide to work on multiple projects at once, and publish twice weekly. This is where we are. […]


  • I drank some of the Idlers Koolaid.

    I drank some of the Idlers Koolaid.

    Easy does it. My firecrotch ginger cohabitant is a budding copywriter who made me appreciate the beauty of simple speak. I’ve always perceived myself an anti-obscurantist, vehemently opposed to useful information being hidden in a web of arbitrary procedure, verbose direction and nonconcomitant complexity. I try to be funny. Perhaps there is room in our […]


  • No Filter : Cadre Consumption (Collaborative Consumption in SA)

    No Filter : Cadre Consumption (Collaborative Consumption in SA)

    “  No Filter” is a new feature in my blog that I want to use as a platform for unfettered, flow state articles. I want to publish ideas off-the-cuff and hopefully spark a conversation or flesh them out at a later stage. South Africans by in large love to consume, spend, with individual borrowing pegged at […]