The (very thirsty) wine drinkers among us don't always realise how spoilt for choice we are when it comes to world-class wines at affordable prices. Don't get me wrong - there is some bad (kak) quality, headache-guaranteed, mass produced wines out there, but there are more and more excellent quality wines at reasonable prices to choose from, especially to those of us who are lucky enough to live in the Western Cape.
In the past, I'd often hear people say "I'd buy any phone as long as it is a Nokia." Personally, I have long been a devoted Nokia fan and should I ever go to war with my mobile phone, I would immediately dispose of my somewhat flimsy Galaxy SII and pick up a Nokia (preferably one with a monochrome screen). Should said hypothetical war escalate to a nuclear apocalypse, and only cockroaches survive, I am sure they will be using Nokia phones to call each other after a billion years or so of evolution.
Everywhere you turn in South Africa these days there appears to be yet another sign of the ANC-controlled government's project of the "developmental state" and, by extension, increased bureaucratic tinkering with the economy and its domino effect.