Building a house for President Zuma’s neighbor was a good political move by Malema

Building a house for President Zuma’s neighbor was a good political move by Malema


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT WHEN most people, if not all, head to the polls, policy is the last thing in their minds? Eight out of ten times,…

My thoughts on the events that shook the world in 2013


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

MUCH HAPPENED AROUND THE WORLD LAST year. Edward Snowden stained America’s diplomatic reputation (at least to those the United States National Security Agency spied on); Hugo Chavez and Margaret Thetcher died;…

The repeat of the Rwandan genocide must be averted in Bangui


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS WEEK I LEARNED THAT AT least 400 people have been killed in Central African Republic (CAR), where an interreligious conflict rages on. Most of the victims are those who cannot defend…

Tensions in East Asia will culminate into no war


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

CHINA DERMACATED AN AIR DEFENCE IDENTIFICATION zone at least a week ago. The zone includes Senkaku/Diaoyu islands for which the relationship between China and Japan has taken a serious nose-dive. The territorial tensions…

Mandela’s character transformed South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

PRESIDENT MANDELA IS GONE, AND THE legacy he leaves behind is indescribable. I got to know about his passing through social media. I was saddened, but also remembered that…

To grade twelve learners, we live in a competitive world


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

MY YOUNGER BROTHER, ALONG WITH MORE than 700 000 candidates, writes his matric exams this year.  I called him prior his first paper, to wish him only the best and…

Address the core issues in DRC President Zuma


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA WILL TRAVEL TO the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, on a state visit. Hearing these news on Friday, I remembered an opinion I read in Foreign Policy few months…

Terror in Africa – a threat to the entire world


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE TERRORIST ATTACKS THAT TOOK PLACE at Westgate Mall, in Nairobi last month shocked the whole world. It’s a pity because even though these incidents happen almost every day, we…

America likes to shoot itself on the foot


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS WEEK THE US SENATE FINALLY came up with the bill that ends the government shutdown that lasted for weeks. It’s hard to understand why the US puts itself through…

Congratulations Merkel!


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE GERMANS RE-ELECTED ANGELA MERKEL LAST Sunday, for the third term. Her sweeping victory highlights her astounding popularity among the Germans. And perhaps it’s reasonable, the German economy remains very…