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In the same sentence

In the same sentence
rugby and transformation
like civil service and
military intelligence and
an honest politician

In the same sentence
what an absurdity
a paradox, irony, even
an oxymoron, with
emphasis on moron

In the same sentence
rugby and transformation
are we talking of the sport
that folk call rugby
or the politics of it

January 8 Here We Come

President-in-waiting Zuma’s January 08 2008 ANC Address – a trilogy plus one

We can’t see (what the computer is doing)

We can’t see
what the computer is doing
we want transparency and
therefore manual counting

Is this a harbinger
of days to come
when our treasury must
do the manual thing

Might this be an omen
a step in the direction
of the traditional way
with the new emperor

From the neck up (and not From the neck down)

From the neck up
is the pithy retort
from a politician as
everyone gets their
pound of flesh after
a fellow sheds his load

Respect women
From the neck up
not down, as is your wont

From the neck up
rather than the habitual
ogling down below
(long past the navel-gaze)

From the neck down
as is usual with men
where their gawk is
fixated security-camera-like
(laser eyes undressing you)

The Job is Far from Done

The job is far from done
we have  the highest
HIV prevalence
in the world

The job is far from done
women are still trapped
by their men and themselves
in the kitchen and bedroom
imprisoned in the past

The job is far from done
there is so much to do
today and tomorrow

Should I stay
Should I go

The job is far from done
A long way to go still
Women and Children
not yet free

The job is far from done
A long way to go still
Men and Boys
not yet free

When will it end

When will it end
this campaign
this 16 days of activism
against woman and child abuse
asks a (male) radio presenter
of a woman interviewed

When will it end
might the question
have been rhetorical
in a manner of speaking
(in a Freudian sort of way)

When will it end
might be asked
by women and children
who bear the brunt

When does it start
and where, even,
you might ask

Never mind why
it has to start
or when it will end

Of Bread Guns and Roses


Fixing your slice

Fixing your slice
Fixing your price
(if the price is just
buttered on the right side)

Fixing your slice
Fixing your price
Fixing your hair
Fixing your tie

Fixing to die
for your slice
at a price

The price you pay
for getting here
the less than
honourable way

The slice you pay for
to get your head in
the front of the queue
in the non-presidential
rat race of our life

You fix your price
You count the cost

The Vote on Poverty

Dear Editor

The issue of NGOs and their contribution to the eradication of poverty is an interesting one on which I would like to comment and not just vote.

1. One of the problems relating to this issue is that many NGOs who provide broadly based social welfare services is that they themselves provide these services from an inadequate pool of resources.

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