Quote of the week

Senekal last week had nothing to do with solutions. It was all about politicians’ testosterone. It was all about politicians’ egos. What useful idea came out of all that heat and noise generated by all those politicians in Senekal last week? There is nothing. Nothing that makes SA a better place. Nothing that leads us to a better understanding of race relations in SA after 1994. Nothing that is a solution to farm murders – many of whose victims are poorly paid, desperate black people – or a solution to the incredibly horrendous murder and crime problem in this country.

Justice Malala
Sunday Times Daily
17 January 2007

Business Day op-ed on defamation

Today’s Business Day carries an interesting opinion piece on defamation and the Ronald Suresh Roberts case. It makes some of the same points made on this Blog last week. So far no one has stepped forward to defend Mr Roberts or to attack the judge. Why not?

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