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Dear Cde Gwede Mantashe In the midst of the smoke and flames of the Tshwane unrests, we all have had an opportunity to wipe our teary smoked eyes and watch a lot of our fellow community member’s praise outgoing Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa for bettering their lives and being the...
Cape Town: Just a few week before the national elective conference of the South African governing African National Congress (ANC), its leader, President Jacob Zuma continues to receive much deserved honours at home and abroad. A 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West province...
By Hannah Harvey The debt bubble is starting to bulge, but are you worried about your level of personal debt? No. Well, perhaps you should be. - Hannah Harvey Some experts believe that growing levels of personal debt are the greatest threat not just to the prosperity of South Africa, but...
By Maynard Manyowa Two white males filmed themselves beating a black man, before forcing him into a coffin. The video went viral and caused an uproar all over social media. The men were eventually arrested, and hauled before the courts. Their case postponed to 25 January, 2017. It’s a perfect present...
By William Saunderson-Meyer THE authoritarian Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation epitomises the type of state entity that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has wet dreams about, writes William Saunderson-Meyer. (IOL) Bizarre as it may seem, Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF and President Robert Mugabe remain objects of veneration for South Africa’s black nationalists. The...
I always refuted being called Black. Once, I posted on Facebook that I do not approve to being called a black person, simply because I am not. I was asked what I mean by that, and I explained that it is simply because  when I look in the mirror...
 By Martin Warburg According to a recent letter from John Kane-Berman of the Institute of Race Relations –“We condemn and outlaw slavery because we don’t think any man should be able to confiscate another man’s labour. But we then introduce measures, such as minimum wage laws, restricting the rights of the...
Africa will not be able to accelerate and sustain growth without adequate access to energy, that's according an expert Currently, over 600-million people do not have access to energy. This is a situation that cannot be allowed to continue, says Vera Songwe, European Union Economic Commission for Africa’s executive secretary, told...
By Abednico Siambombe Religion is one of the forms by which poverty is fine tuned to enhance human suffering at the expense of the gospel preached by those who endeavour to achieve political fame and luxury. It is through such written, broadcasted and preached gospels that most people have been...
By Rebecca Davis Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may well be South Africa’s next president. As the succession battle heats up, it has become the norm for analysts to describe Dlamini-Zuma’s time in the South African government in glowing terms, without giving much detail as to why her work there should be held in high...
By PIERRE DE VOS President Jacob Zuma has always had a complicated and ambivalent relationship with the truth. His lack of enthusiasm for facts was again on display when he addressed the nation on Friday night after the Constitution Court found that he had breached his constitutional duty to uphold,...