I hate misery memoirs with a passion. To me they’re basically sob-porn. So when a book titled Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight appeared some years go, I gave it a miss even though it was mainly set in the town where I was born, Umtali in Eastern Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia). My mistake…
SOUTH AFRICA is known as the country with the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world. This is saddening as we are trying to promote the idea that the future generation needs to take control. But how can they take control if they’re dying of a debilitating disease? Children should be encouraged to be children for…
Letter of the Week.
So there I was, wide awake. I glanced at my watch… 3.30am and at that moment, four gunshots went off. Then a fifth … possibly a coup de grace. Where was I? Iraq? Syria? Soweto? No – I was in a swanky business hotel in downtown Chicago in a bedroom almost the size of…
Take the grass to the cows, instead of the cows coming to the grass
Everybody hates red tape, but following rigid rules can actually save lives, writes RACHELLE BREED.
I really urge drivers to take it easy and abide by the rules when entering a parking lot.
One thing I shake my head constantly about in the UK is the total ignorance most Brits have of the countryside.
A good Samaritan was treated with disdain when she helped a victim of an accident recently.
What happened to free education?
How is it possible that atrocities against children happen daily and yet society seemingly carries on blindfolded? Zululand Observer columnist RACHELLE BREED examines this paradox, where it seems the perpetrators are protected and the victims are punished