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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).

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Excuse my French but what the EFF is Julius playing at?

The irony was almost palpable as the EFF’s very own bon vivant led his followers in protest outside the French embassy

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | There’s nothing private about the cruel elitism of ultra-rich ...

The R2-tossing incident involving Bishops pupils is only surprising because of the school they chose to mock as ‘poor’

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | You don’t need a heroes’ acre, ANC. We’ll remember you ... for your ...

The real struggle heroes will live on in our hearts anyway without this new excuse for politicians to siphon off cash

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | To keep our demons in check, we need to embrace unusual suspects

Whether we agree with them or not, stepping away from our reading staples to sample other views is important

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | In the crazy, cryptic world of bitcoin there is no downside

Its value has halved in the last six months and fallen sharply this week, but the glass is still half-full for bitcoiners

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | When your patriotism is flagging, what do you need? A 100-metre ...

Perhaps we could use its proposed giant flag as a big top tent for the ministry of sport, art and culture’s clown show

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Can you handle the truth? IS it clear? SA needs a strong military

Could silence about our military be because liberals don’t want to look like warmongers, while SADF types want it to fail?

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | The great lengths John Steenhuisen will go ... to become trendy

The intrepid DA leader’s trip to the Ukraine even managed to nudge him out from behind the shadow of Helen Zille

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Tell me about economic freedom, but don’t be a sellout

Any parliamentary debate about economic progress which features Tina Joemat-Pettersson has ended before it starts

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Tell Cyril lies, tell him sweet little lies. After all, he’s used ...

Could Cosatu’s Zingiswa Losi, like many before her, be looking to up her standing after events at Royal Bafokeng?