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).

Opinion

I wonder what it took for the spooks to cook the books

Perhaps it’s better for SA’s sanity if what happened to that R9bn the SSA ‘lost’ is kept on a need-to-know basis

Opinion

Paranoid about online privacy? That starship has sailed already

While we know Big Brother is always watching, the current surge in anxiety around online privacy is just silly

Opinion

Time to listen to a new tune

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

Opinion

Why didn’t the government get enraged about matric rage?

Turns out matric rage is a superspreader event. Who’d have guessed?

Opinion

Magashule doesn’t need an ace up his sleeve, he’s got 26 years of precedent

Perhaps the ANC will start respecting the law and Magashule will be brought to book, but then again ...

Opinion

TOM EATON | A mystery of monolithic proportions, or are aliens just messing with us?

The discovery of the Utah monolith has got us all guessing and dreaming up weird and wonderful cosmic theories

Opinion

A pear-shaped production of billboard proportions, but it is the ANC

Renash Ramdas has reaped a R100m reward because a party conehead thought R3,000 a poster was pennies

Opinion

‘The Crown’, like the royal family, is too good to be true

Why are viewers turning to a TV show for historical accuracy? My guess is politics

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Praise be that the Bushiris fled

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

Opinion

Joe Stalin and Lenin meet Donald Trump for coffee

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

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