This is a difficult piece to write- thank goodness it’s the last one- but it’s important for me to conclude on this since it Oscar has permeated my writing in the last three years and appears in my book which I am just starting to send out into the world. Its working title is Somewhere… Continue reading THE OSCAR OUTCOME and MADIBA’s MASIPA: my last word on this
WHAT DEFINES US AS WOMEN? TWO WOMEN OF WORTH TO END OFF WOMEN’s MONTH
If I promise myself that I will write something, I cannot sleep until it’s done. So with the end of August and end of Women’s Month today, I want to squeeze in a brief mention of two women who taught us all valuable lessons this month. One is of course CASTER SEMENYA and the other, in… Continue reading WHAT DEFINES US AS WOMEN? TWO WOMEN OF WORTH TO END OFF WOMEN’s MONTH
Striking a chord: Fiona Snyckers’ article on Judge Dennis Davis’ Oscar Book Review
I made a tiny tweet about Dennis Davis' review of one of the many Oscar books falling off book shop shelves lately. For those that didn't see it, it simply said that I agreed whole-heartedly with it. Fiona Snycker's article on Thought Leader has prompted this bulkier blog as I feel it raises so many important issues:… Continue reading Striking a chord: Fiona Snyckers’ article on Judge Dennis Davis’ Oscar Book Review
Oscar and Me: Are we both liars?
So call me a liar for saying that I only had one comment on Oscar because I clearly have more. I cannot tell you why because really, it all seems like such a waste of time gabbling on about him because after all, nothing I say is going to affect the appeal and who cares what I have to… Continue reading Oscar and Me: Are we both liars?
Justice : an unfathomable and enigmatic concept
I promised I would only have one last comment on Oscar but now I read about the appeal (which was inevitable I know because I really did think that dolus eventualis was misconstrued and of course the whole world needs to see that our criminal justice is in tip top shape, and yes of course, the… Continue reading Justice : an unfathomable and enigmatic concept
It’s not that simple…
This is the first and last thing I will say about Oscar or the crime or his sentence or about people who talk about him or his crime or sentence. But I do feel compelled to add my bit. Why? Because I can and because I feel strongly about this. Here's the thing. Since the world… Continue reading It’s not that simple…