Peter John Moses

Show BioHide BioBorn and bred on the Cape Flats, Peter John is a social commentator, writer and a well known ultra runner in the Western Cape. He is a proud father to two boys.

12 posts

Mining for gold in forgotten communities

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Reflecting on the Commonwealth Games, Peter John Moses asks why certain communities – ravaged by drugs and gangsterism, are excluded from sporting investments. Not only have these communities produced gold in the past, an investment in these communities is exa... More »

Libraries: an escape, an investment

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The South African National Library was established 200 years ago in 1818. The fact that it still exists today is a testament to the courage and dedication of many generations of librarians, whose love and passion for maintaining the records, literary works and... More »

Transport in SA: Going nowhere fast

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There is little dignity for those at the mercy of poor rail services in South Africa. Affected by crime, lack of safety, endless delays and broken promises, the failing transportation system disproportionately affects the poor. Peter John Moses reflects on the... More »

A new academic year of hope and worry

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The journey from Grades 1 to 12 is fraught with equal measure of hope and concern. Parents hope for a quality education that will lead to a better life, but there is also concern for the quality of education and whether our politicians, planners and teachers a... More »

No place for young men

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Cape Flats are reminiscent of the calls from the 1990s that gave birth to community vigilantism at the time and resulted in the area becoming a war zone. While the vigilantism has all but disappeared, the gangs live on and the number of victims continues to ri... More »

The shared roads we travel

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Runners from all walks of life get together every weekend to run and when they do, they become better humans. Peter John Moses considers how much better the country would be if we all ran a little. More »

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