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Coen Van Wyk

Country South Africa - Gauteng



A confirmed curmudgeon and teller of tall stories, Coen is ready to disagree with any proposal and idea and come up with a reason why it can't work. He is known for doing things the hard way, such as driving from Morocco to South Africa down the west coast while other people take a plane. He wastes his pension money on a sailboat that has made it into the water about twice a year, and he teaches his grandchildren new ways of naughtiness they have not discovered by themselves. 

In between he writes, edits students' theses, and works on his wife's nerves. Having lived through several different political systems he is not impressed by politicians or their promises. On the other hand young people who are out to change the world will always get his support. 

Coen writes about people, situations and developments, mostly in Africa, but also about the similarities with other regions and countries. He loves travel, reading and photography.


hottopics , MyLocal , extra , lifestyle , sports , States , entertainment , Top Stories , breakingnews .


If I Had a Hammer…

April 16, 2021

What New Economy?

March 19, 2021

Triumph of Capitalism

February 12, 2021

The Art Of the Lie – 2

February 05, 2021

Humanity in Perspective

September 27, 2020

Give a Fish a Bad Name …

September 19, 2020

Of Boys and Lions

September 05, 2020

Elections Matter

August 20, 2020

Disaster in Paradise

August 07, 2020

COVID 19:Two Options

April 20, 2020

Endings and Beginnings

February 20, 2020

Of Presidents and the Law

February 06, 2020

The Law of the Land

January 24, 2020

An Underwater Epiphany

December 28, 2019

Now For Some Dark Humor

December 14, 2019

Is the Long Night Coming?

November 30, 2019

United In Sport - Maybe?

November 08, 2019

The Vleiloerie Calls

October 10, 2019

Competition and Peace

September 15, 2019

On Love and Happiness

August 25, 2019

Movement in Mali

August 07, 2019

Death of Satire?

July 14, 2019

He’s a Bastard

June 16, 2019

Market Madness

May 26, 2019

Of Fences and Gates

April 13, 2019

Freedom Denied

March 16, 2019

The Art of the Lie

February 16, 2019

Time For a Joke

February 08, 2019

Make Bucks, Not War

January 12, 2019

To Label Is To Limit

January 05, 2019

Two Christmas Gifts

December 25, 2018

When Taxpayers Lose Trust

December 16, 2018

Congo Fever Strikes

December 09, 2018

And Now for the Good News

November 04, 2018

Politics of Survival

September 22, 2018

China and Africa

September 13, 2018

Slavery in Paradise

September 08, 2018

Spring in Zimbabwe?

August 19, 2018

Land of My Fathers

August 11, 2018

Blame it on Ulpian

August 05, 2018

A Story on the Wind

July 21, 2018

Spring in the Congo

June 17, 2018

Ebola Outbreak

May 20, 2018


May 11, 2018

Exorcising Apartheid

April 28, 2018

Is War in Our Genes?

April 13, 2018

Sunset Over Africa

April 04, 2018

Morning, Brother!

March 23, 2018

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