‘Another broken home’

I bristled again the other day at a phrase I think we need to expunge from our vocabularies. I was talking to an elderly relative about a mutual friend who’s recently been divorced and has three small children. “Ah,” said my relative, shaking her head disapprovingly. “Another broken home.” It’s a phrase that goes with…

Lwandle: The blame game

It’s a sobering thing watching people who possess very little having even that taken away from them. Between Marikana and the scenes we’ve witnessed at Lwandle, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Nats were in charge again. We’re still forcibly evicting the poor from their homes in this day and age? But what’s even more…