Search results for final word

Final word on courage Having guts or balls is not the same
Have you ever though about why the saying ‘having guts’ and ‘having balls’, so often associated with courage (or the lack thereof), is far from being the same thing?
26 Jul 2013
Final word on puritans and compromise Uneasy bedfellows
When it comes to resolving conflicts and disputes involving divergent interests or beliefs, compromise becomes virtually impossible if puritans are involved.
16 Jul 2013 - P. C.
Final word on icons Icons were not always as unifying as Madiba
Few people will argue that Nelson Mandela is one of the most globally recognised icons for a spirit of peace and reconciliation – a disposition worthy of inspiring the world.
09 Jul 2013 - P. C.
Not everyone’s truth is the same Labour brokers illustrate the relativity of opinion
The widely divergent views in South Africa on the role of labour brokers in a never-ending and the often acrimonious public debate clearly illustrates how one person’s firm beliefs can be another’s heresy.
01 Jul 2013 - P. C.
Final Word on ‘pickaninny’ The pickaninny could be a Spaniard or a Portuguese
If you, like me, always thought ‘pickaninny’ was a typical South African word to describe a young – usually black – boy child, you are wrong.
20 Jun 2013
When tit for tat turns bloody There is more than one way to describe the trade union war
The competition between the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union for dominance at platinum mines in the North West Province has all the signs of 'tit for tat'.
14 Jun 2013 - P. C.
Slaps that stick From Shakespeare to Charlie Chaplin
Á la Charlie Chaplin, you get hit in the face by a cream pie and it slips and drips onto your fancy hired tuxedo. Is this where the term, slapstick comes from? No, it is not.
11 Jun 2013
The lock, the stock and the barrel Relocation calls for rotgut whiskey
If you, like me, soon have to move house or relocate ‘lock, stock and barrel’, you are in a more hazardous situation than you may realise.
28 May 2013 - P. C.
Minister Dina Pule’s defence Even Shakespeare would have been bedazzled
After a series of investigations and articles by the Sunday Times alleging she had a hand in awarding lucrative contracts to her boyfriend, communications minister, Dina Pule, finally defended herself in public
06 May 2013 - P. C.
Understanding CAR involvement A case of bunkum rather than clear-cut arguments
It is, even now, not quite clear if all members of the South African National defence force (SANDF) have left the Central African Republic (CAR) after the embarrassing outcome of the military mission
16 Apr 2013 - P. C.


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