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Reversal of fortune? Stephen Cook plays a reverse sweep during SA A's four-day unofficial test against India A at Senwes Park. His performances with the bat earned him a player of the series award. Photo: Mario van de Wa

Stephen is in (Cook)ing form

If there is one obvious thing that the recent SA A four-day test series against India A brought to the spotlight, it would be the form of SA opener, Stephen Cook. No one else batted with such composure, poise and technique in his four innings and he was by far the best batsman of the…

‘My mamma hekel mos alles’

Dagsê al my maters. Dit is dalk meer my oupa en ouma-maats wat hierdie staaltjie sal geniet, maar ek moes dit net deel. My mamma was die ander dag heeltemal moedeloos. Sy het mos nou uiteindelik geleer om te hekel. Nou hekel sy mos alles, of altans sy probeer. Van kombersies tot honde- truitjies. (Dit…

Capitalism: The only radical choice

Chris Hattingh, Free Market Foundation What does the sugar tax; an increased minimum drinking age; National Health Insurance; a wealth tax; the spectre of White Monopoly Capital; state capture; tenders; and repeated attempts to stoke racial tension by politicians have in common? They are all elements of collectivist philosophy. And, they are the tools of…
rof. Fika Janse van Rensburg is always in the thick of the action at sports events. Here, he gives a hug to Percy Williams during the Pukke's 2016 Varsity Cup triumph. Photo: Wouter Pienaar

Commentary Box: The Fika Factor

Have you ever experienced that the mere presence of a person, their support or words of encouragement can go a long way towards achieving ultimate sporting success? One the best examples of this has to be Nelson Mandela who used his ‘Madiba Magic’ to inspire sporting teams during his tenure as president and even post…

Facebook bepaal nie jou identiteit nie

Hier vir jou Adele Botha – Leefstyl konsultant Dis winter, dis koud, alles is vaal en stowwerig en dis vakansie. Anders as sekere mense op jou Facebook, is jy nou nie so gelukkig om iewers met vakansie te wees nie. Die gedagte daaraan laat jou wonder wat jy deur die aand gemis het en jy…

Hallo al my skottelende maatjies

Ek hou bietjie vakansie in Jeffreysbaai. Dit is ’n dorpie langs die see in die Oos-Kaap. Ons gaan stap elke dag kilometers langs die see. Het julle geweet ’n groot deel van die sand bestaan eintlik uit gebreekte skulpies? Alle skulpe was eens op ’n tyd ’n seediertjie se huisie. Wanneer die seediertjie doodgaan, bly…

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