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Estelle Nagel
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Estelle Nagel is a South African PR executive, writer and blogger.

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Our Father Has Died

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:26 AM

There is a terrible knowing on everyone's faces today.

Some of us watched the live broadcast with the official announcement, others heard the news on social media this morning. But by now, everyone knows that Nelson Mandela has passed away.

Even the rock and pop radio stations are playing...

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Thanks, But No Thanks, Edward Snowden

(29) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 5:43 PM

This week, Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA technical assistant, revealed that he had passed classified information on PRISM to the media before fleeing to Hong Kong.

According to The Guardian, Snowden revealed the information because "I do not want to live in a world where everything I...

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Is the Monarchy Mentality Bad for South Africa?

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 5:18 AM

Several hundred years ago, even after the arrival of European settlers, the South African Zulu clans lived in groups of huts called kraals. Each kraal was ruled by a chief, whilst the Zulus as a people were represented by a king. The king played an important role, navigating the tenuous...

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Dancing While Rome Burns: Why South Africa Has Not Had Its Revolution Yet

(7) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 1:32 PM

When I was watching the violent scenes unfold at the Lonmin Marikana mine in the North West Province of South Africa a few months ago, I felt a disturbing sense of déjà vu that I simply couldn't place. It took a while to realize what it reminded me...

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The Aftermath of Legalizing Gay Marriage in South Africa (Yes, America, This Will Happen to You)

(102) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 11:37 PM

In the last few days, New Zealand and France became the 13th and 14th countries to legalize gay marriage, respectively. My home country, South Africa, legalized it in 2006, becoming the first African country to do so.

Although it was a positive move, it doesn't mean that South Africa is...

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