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Sep 04 2013

Back to the feudal system

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In Kenya seaside property may only be acquired by foreigners with the personal approval of the country’s president. Don’t believe it? Check the link out.

http://www.buyrentkenya.com/cms.php?page=59

One can only hope president Zuma doesn’t hear about this. A better procedure for arranging under-table payments can hardly be conceived. And then the inevitable Beachgate, or Seasidegate.

Back to the feudal system! (Or, have we never left it behind us?)

 

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Oct 12 2011

Bartho’s white does it again

Winemaker Bartho Eksteen and Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) did it again! After being crowned Diners Club Winemaker of the Year in 2010 for his 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, the Platter Wine Guide now awarded Eksteen 5 stars for his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc. Two top achievements in less than two years – not bad.  [Read on]

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Nov 30 2010

The end of the EU as we know it

I would have loved to write something on the Euro crisis today, but time doesn’t allow me. So, here is another “warm-up” – something I wrote earlier this year. Between May and September 2010 economists and governments all eagerly revised their growth forecasts for 2011 and beyond up. On 25 May 2010 (with the Greek tragedy still fresh in our minds) I wrote this: [Read on]

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Mar 18 2010

Hack-buster does it again

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Thanks to Laura McDonald, my hack-buster and developer extraordinaire of Texas-based Dynabytes, I stand under hack-attack no more.

Her fearless counter-attack forced the hacker to back off. Leaving us to enjoy our wonderful, super-fast website. While Laura was “fighting” behind the scenes, she also made a few very necessary updates, for which I want to thank her.

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Mar 18 2010

I’m under hack-attack…

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A hacker has worked his magic on my blog, making it extremely slow. Please be patient, while my IT man (actually a woman) fights off the attack. [Read on]

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