April 26, 2017

‘So, you know I’ve bipolar?’


Dating is a tricky business at the best of times, but even more so if you have a history of mental illness. Here are some dos and don’ts … Dating is hard. It’s paved with heartache and unrequited crushes and the blurting out of gabbled nonsense in front of the unimpressed person you like. When I finally found myself in a conversation with someone I liked at work, whose head I had resolutely stared at the back of for a full three months, I answered an innocuous, “So, how’s your day going?” with, “I am awash with existential despair.” She…

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‘Killer mom, son’ case postponed


The trial of a Qwaqwa woman and her son, who are accused of killing a 10-year old boy over R4, was yesterday postponed to next month because their lawyer was not able to represent them because of sickness. The state was ready to proceed with trial and had lined up the principal of the school that the boy attended as well as one of the woman’s neighbours among witnesses to testify against the suspects, Miriam Mokoena, 48, and her 26-year old son Sello. But the matter could not proceed after their lawyer turned at court very late because he had…

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ACE talks unity and development


And hits out at those that still want to polarise the Free State and South Africa on the basis of colour… The government is not going to be apologetic about its programmes and policies to uplift the lives of people in the Free State, especially the black majority marginalised by previous white-supremacist governments, Premier Ace Magashule told the provincial legislature. Magashule, who was in no compromising mood as he fielded questions from legislators during debate on his state of the province address, said there would be no let-up in his administration’s pro-poor programmes, adding there was no need to apologise…

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