Contrary to the wisdom of Tim Noakes’ Twitter filter bubble, saturated fat has not been exonerated in the 2015 DGAC Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Oscillococcinum will be no more effective than water in helping you to avoid influenza this Winter, so please don’t waste your money on it.
Allister Sparks and Mcebo Dlamini both said stupid things. And perhaps some over-reacted to what they said, but even if so, the DA should be embarrassed by Sparks, and shouldn’t be embarrassed to say so.
Minister Motsoaledi wants doctors to not be allowed to “play God” when it comes to assisted dying, but he forgets that they play God all the time already.
Wits SRC President, Mcebo Dlamini, recently told us that he “loves” Hitler. Here are some thoughts on that, in the context of free speech and giving offence.
The assisted-dying debate is about to be reinvigorated in South Africa, as Robin Stransham-Ford goes to court to seek the right to a death at the time of his choosing.
Gareth van Onselen gave a powerful speech a few weeks ago, on the Rhodes statue and the dangers of succumbing to mob pressure. However, I think liberalism can accommodate the removal of the statue, and that his analogy to Farenheit 451 fails.
Helen Zille’s decision to not stand for re-election as leader of the DA took everyone by surprise, and has also led to speculation about whether she was “pushed”.
Was the UCT Senate decision a capitulation to bullies, or did the bullies have good arguments (whether or not they were well-behaved)?
The UCT Academics Union have approved a statement on #RhodesMustFall by an overwhelming majority. For those who are following this issue, here is that statement.