FRED KHUMALO: A tasteful celebration

A lower lockdown alert level was just the excuse for serious dining in a delightful ambience, and this establishment was the ideal venue

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FRED KHUMALO: A Greek with a welcome gift

George Bizos was a man whose many small acts of generosity, like he showed to me, weren’t even seen by his millions of admirers

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FRED KHUMALO: Clicks’ plain, avoidable disrespect

The scandal that has erupted over a Clicks hair advert could have been averted if black people occupied real decision-making positions

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FRED KHUMALO: Hot under the collar

My country bumpkin cousin — who lost a curry challenge three years ago — wanted a rematch. But it didn’t end well for him

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FRED KHUMALO: Out and about in joyful Jozi

It’s embarrassing to be confronted with the evidence that the lifting of the alcohol ban is being celebrated so rashly on Joburg’s streets

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FRED KHUMALO: Don’t overlook this Jozi gem

When liquor outlets shut down, the tenants of my friend’s mother brewed concoctions that immediately attracted a steady stream of visitors

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FRED KHUMALO: The secret behind the booze ban

Ramaphosa’s mistake was handing over the keys to the liquor cabinet to the best security guards in the land — the Zulus

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FRED KHUMALO: Bittersweet taste of revenge

The Gigaba affair is yet another reminder that how we consume news – fake or real – is increasingly influenced by social media

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FRED KHUMALO: Dishonouring the dead

Mlangeni and Zuma spent 10 years on Robben Island together, but the late stalwart was also an early voice of opposition to state capture

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FRED KHUMALO: Oh, how we miss the merlot

Can the country really afford to shut down, as it were, until the situation normalises? And will it ever normalise?

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FRED KHUMALO: My appetite is spoilt

Dear reader, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to relax enough to go on a dinner outing while also presenting you with a full review

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FRED KHUMALO: The transience of being woke

One has to work very hard to earn points for being woke, only to discover that the title can be snatched away as quickly as it is bestowed

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FRED KHUMALO: Taxiing to Covid disaster

Just like Aids in the 1990s, too many South Africans are still dismissive of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the rising death rate

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FRED KHUMALO: Tales from the city: a Bolt driver speaks

The sad story told by my Bolt driver put a human face on the gloomy economic statistics of the lockdown

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FRED KHUMALO: JK Rowling’s unfortunate spell

We live in a world which is challenging chauvinism in all its shades, even when it comes from someone like the creator of Harry Potter

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FRED KHUMALO: Oh how things have changed

War stories are usually told under a tree, around a fire or by the poolside. Thanks to Covid-19, our lives won’t be the same again

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