South Africa's much-admired Constitution is not all it's cracked up to be - because it allows for "fair discrimination". This is the subject of the first of this group of articles I had published in the Herald, Port Elizabeth, in 2003. Then follows a letter criticising Mugabe and a review of an interesting book on the 1969 lunar landing.
The first half of my piece on the Constitution. The rest is below. (Please click on the article to see it in a readable format.)
The concluding part of the article on the Constitution.
As I first started doing while a teenager in the early 1970s, I used the letters column of the Herald to fire off short pieces about key issues. The paper later put a stop to its staff doing this, even though it was a practice on papers for aeons. This letter appeared on January 21, 2003.
Those who don't believe the Americans landed on the moon - and there are still some - need to check out this book. This was published in the Herald on February 2, 2003.
The concluding part of the lunar book review. Imagine watching an earth rise.