Since the ANC's leadership elections in December 2017, where Cyril Ramaphosa, seemingly against the odds, managed to emerge as the victor, there has been much speculation about how long Jacob Zuma had as SA president before he was forced to step down. According to party insiders, that moment has been imminent since the lunar eclipse… Continue reading Et tu, Brute? Has the cat with nine lives finally run out of chances?
On Friday the 30th of Mar 2017, Jupiter squared Pluto. This dramatic transit coincided with the triggering of Brexit by Theresa May but also with a rapidly growing leadership crisis in South Africa that lead to the Rand, going into freefall and culminating just a few days later with one credit ratings agency re-assigning their currency to junk status.
Just a year before, the scenario looked very different and a lot more hopeful...
On this day, of all days, the trial of the South African paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius finally comes to its conclusion. Given how much media attention this court case has received worldwide, and my own ties to South Africa, I could not help myself from consulting the stars to try and get a heads-up on… Continue reading Oscar Pistorius Trial – Guilty or Not Guilty?
One of the most famous and admired men of our generation, 95-year old Nelson Mandela, or Tata Madiba, as he was affectionately known to South Africans, was finally laid to rest after a long battle with pneumonia last month. His funeral and memorial service was an elaborate and drawn out affair, attracting dignitaries from far… Continue reading Tata Madiba: A remarkable life