Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
5 Jan 2022
11:00 am

Be the architect of change for a new tomorrow this year

Hein Kaiser

In 2022, be the architect of a new tomorrow. Think before you slip a metro police officer a note, instead of taking the fine.

South Africans make hay when the sun shines and spin grass into gold when Rumpelstiltskin couldn’t any more. (Photo for illustration by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)

I have a blue toothbrush I cannot seem to get rid of. It’s been four months. And no matter how many times I toss it in the trash, it magically reappears in the bathroom or even, sometimes, in the garden. True story. It has become one of my daily haunts, wondering where this thing is going to reappear. It’s almost as if, no matter how hard you try, there are some things that are simply impossible to rid ourselves of. And as South Africans, we have an entire production line of ghostly toothbrushes floating around our past, present and likely...