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Carien du Plessis

Obama snubs Mugabe

27 July 2014 15:00

The ANC has expressed shock at a decision by the US not to invite Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit which takes place from August 4-6.

Heels over Head: Say cheese and bite through le mud

20 July 2014 15:00

Running comfortably downhill is something I’ve given up trying to achieve in this life. Give me an uphill and I love it, but only until facing the downhill that complements it.

Public sleeping 101 for parliamentarians

20 June 2014 9:56

With the rowdy EFF crowd arriving in Parliament with a bang, there isn’t much time to sleep during debates and long speeches. But a few MPs this week proved it is still possible.Carien du Plessis has observed MPs from the lofty heights of the press gallery and offers some tips.

Government’s 5-year plan

15 June 2014 15:00

Constitutional Mondays, a flag in every school, better race relations, radical reduction in squatting, a super director-general – these are some of the ideas contained in government’s medium-term strategic framework.