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Tim Knight on President Jacob Zuma 2

Tim Knight on President Jacob Zuma 2

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died. And every month that goes by moves South Africa further away from the democratic dream for which he lived. The dream isn’t quite over yet. But you can sense, feel, smell, ominous signals that Madiba’s beloved country is turning into yet another African plutocratic kleptocracy, ruled by yet another noxious Big Man. President Jacob Zuma, the wily, half-educated Struggle veteran, seems to believe South Africa is his personal fiefdom — its rapidly dwindling wealth at his personal disposal, to spend as he wishes.

ELECTION 2015 + BLUE DOT

ELECTION 2015 + BLUE DOT

Well it’s not even Labour Day, and if you thought you’d have a nice, quiet summer away from politics, think again! With the early election call, we’re already up and running in Canada’s longest election campaign in modern history.

Climate Change Burnout

Climate Change Burnout

Twenty years ago, I read The Road Less Travelled by Scott Peck. With his first sentence, “Life is difficult,” Peck (psychologist and bestselling author) captured my interest. “Once we truly understand and accept it, then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters,” wrote Peck. I would refer to this book over and over in the next decades of living on and off with depression.

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