Why the 21st century might not belong to China

Why the 21st century might not belong to China


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE EXTRAORDINARY RISE OF CHINA WILL always remain one of the great stories of the late 20th and early 21stcentury. China’s rise to riches can largely be attributed to the…

My brief thoughts on Syria and the Arab Spring


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHATEVER YOU AND I THINK, the future of Syria is even more predictable – al-Assad will fall. Since the anti-Assad protests began early last year, I think it’s…

Zuma’s Foreign Policy – a personal assessment


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

FOREIGN POLICY IS CRUCIAL FOR any government aiming to strengthen its relations with the rest of the world. Since World II the growing importance of foreign policy has…

Xenophobic attacks of 2008, we need to tighten our borders


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I BELIEVE IN A SOCIETY THAT attracts all nations of the world. The xenophobic attacks of 2008 broke my heart and marred the image of Mandela’s rainbow nation. The…

Zimbabwe – a state whose reputation has been tarnished by its own liberation movement


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WHEN I was a student in college, I encountered numerous Zimbabweans. Most of them were Shona, very intelligent, hard-working and focused.

Forming relationships with Zimbabweans in class was advantageous…

Why education must be a priority for black South Africans


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

ON THE 1st OF MARCH 2012, I STARTED my career at Accenture as a Business Analyst. It’s a great environment and not surprising that they received the Best Employer Award in…