The HPSCA hearings regarding Prof Noakes and his tweets resumed this week, and I’ve been attending. Here’s a snippet of what I’ve observed.
The Church of England’s plan to promote its new prayer website is going well, after it got banned – pretty much as they might have expected it to be.
A chapter in Eusebius McKaiser’s latest book interrogates an interview Max du Preez gave to an Afrikaans newspaper, and finds in it some troubling attitudes towards race. But I think this hasty, and arguably an unethical reading.
The outlines of a personal understanding of the liberal political viewpoint, identifying which features are essential, and suggesting a utilitarian and pragmatic approach to resolving dilemmas.
Dianne Kohler Barnard’s membership of the Democratic Alliance was terminated on Friday, following her sharing a Facebook post that yearned for PW Botha’s tenure as President. Whether intentional or not, it was a terminally stupid thing to do.
Some of the commentary around the student protests in South Africa has something in common with the Germaine Greer debate around transphobia, which is that it’s led to various false choices, all of which we can reject.
Brief comment on the current student protests occurring all over South Africa, sparked by the unaffordability of fees for many, as well as the outsourcing of workers on campuses.
Some snippets on Nina Teicholz, Professor Tim Noakes, and recent research related to the efficacy of low-carb diets in treating Type 2 diabetes.
The photograph of Zuma shaking hands with Obama, while on the phone, has led to all sorts of speculation about disrespect and the like – but the actual explanation is likely to be entirely unexceptional.
There’s a critical difference between being silenced and choosing to remain silent, and it’s one I wish we’d think about more often and carefully.