And what’s your excuse today, sir? A selection of PS columns from Die Burger, 2015-18

John Scott


Africana Publishers


For nearly 50 years John Scott has subjected the South African scene to his unique brand of genial satire and throw-away humour. This selection is his latest, in which he pokes relentless fun at our pocket-filling politicians, but is gentler with other human foibles such as the Springboks’ inability to beat the Japanese, the churches’ struggle to put bums on pews, teacher truancy, a co-pilot’s failure to pass his breathalyser test, how to understand a Spanish-speaking locomo-tive, and whether to save school kids from that arch-colonialist, Shakespeare.