Tom Eaton Columnist

Tom Eaton is one of SA's most prominent newspaper columnists, also known for his cricket writing. He has also written screenplays and several books, including The De Villiers Code (2005) and Is It Me or Is It Getting Hot in Here?: Great Expectations and Boiling Frogs in South Africa (2020).

Whatever happens to the vaccines, SA is already immune to shock

Opinion

Centralising the vaccination programme to keep money away from grubby hands is simply palliative care

I imagined I’d have the time of my life, but it was not to be

Opinion

Hey, Mr DJ, put a different record on, then listen to it and you may find your Top 500 is far from it

Will talking heads lead us on a road to nowhere in 2021?

Opinion

SA has ‘botched’ the vaccine process, Trump is trying to steal a march on Biden, Sweden bungled ... so where to?

All SA wants for Christmas is a break

Opinion

It was 10 days until Christmas and Santa Claus was rubbing the first layer of Deep Heat into Comet’s dodgy knee when a ...

Ramaphosa enters his rite of passage at long last

Opinion

They grow up so fast, these presidents. One day they’re listening spellbound to fairy tales such as The New Dawn or ...

‘The Crown’ anchored in truth?

Opinion

The latest season of the historical television drama series has attracted a more diverse audience and questions about ...

Praise be that the Bushiris fled

Opinion

In a country where miscreants are sure they can dodge the law, it’s a welcome novelty for someone to be scared of it

Joe Stalin and Lenin meet Donald Trump for coffee

Opinion

Republicans had to be told that wanting and believing a thing to be true isn’t the same as it being true

The skid marks will remain even if Trump loses

Opinion

Though it seems unbelievable, and against the odds, there  is a possibility of Trump winning the US presidential ...

The words we don’t say and the deaths we don’t count

Opinion

I suspect that, at some point in the next month or two, we’re reluctantly going to start using those unsayable words

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