Thick skulls

7.35AM, Monday morning, JG Zuma Primary School, KwaZulu-Natal. “Good morning, staff.” “Good morning, Headmaster.” “Right. Before we start, let’s address the elephant in the room.” “Headmaster, I must protest. You know how sensitive I am about my weight and – ” “Not you, Mr Dlamini. I am referring, of course, to the report in theContinue reading “Thick skulls”

Dumb and dumbed down

This was going to be a letter to the matrics of 2014. It was going to be one of those wry, heart-squeezing things that go viral and get printed on canvas in gold ink and nailed up over log bars. It was going to contain quirky bits of advice like “Wear underpants!” (the exclamation markContinue reading “Dumb and dumbed down”