South Africa: The Angry Nation

Sho, but we are an angry bunch, aren’t we? The previously disadvantaged are angry about being currently disadvantaged, and their children are angry about being underprivileged. The not-really-underprivileged are angry about the situation of the actually-underprivileged, and angrier still at the actually-privileged for failing to do anything about it.  The actually-privileged are angry about everyone […]

Our sport aint broke, so don’t fix it

The year is 2023. The Proteas Rugby team, formerly known as the Springboks, run out onto the pitch for their Pool A match against New Zealand. The match is dubbed as the All Blacks versus the Actually Blacks, because the Proteas have only two white players in their World Cup squad… and they’re both on […]

A Continent Beckons

“Mammy!” came the call from Eoin’s plump, naïve lips. But his mammy couldn’t hear him above the sound of her hair-dryer. He shouted as loud as he could this time. “Mammy can I go to Joseph’s?!” Crinkling the skin of her orange forehead, she announced in a robotic South African tone, that Eoin could visit his spindly little […]

Total Aniallation in review – 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for Total Aniallation. For anyone who cares, here it is. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that […]