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Quote of the Day - Madiba

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I was seven years old, and on the day before I was to begin, my father took me aside and told me that I must be dressed properly for school. Until that time,...

Asimbonanga (Mandela)

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Asimbonanga (We have not seen him) Asimbonang' uMandela thina (We have not seen Mandela) Laph'ekhona (In the place where he is) Laph'ehleli khona (In the...

Why economists love auctions

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Some background first: South Africa’s power market is utterly dominated by (a) coal and (b) Eskom, the parasitical parastatal monopoly. In a bid to encourage...

Bad science: Paleo diet edition

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A while ago, I wrote a post praising the scientific approach that advocates of the paleo diet</a> appeared to be adopting in arguing their case. In par...