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More African billionaires please


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT is an age of envy. Envy by politicians, the media and academia. This envy has been normalized worldwide. Those who are successful enough to have accumulated wealth…

COSATU should learn from Solidarity


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

TWO weeks ago, I visited Solidarity headquarters and Sol-Tech. Solidarity is a labour union and movement that owns Sol-Tech, a new technology college campus in Monument Park, Pretoria.…

South Africa twenty-seven years on


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH Africa’s first democratic elections were held on April 27, 1994. Hence the public holiday called Freedom Day this week.  It was a monumental day for the majority…

Good news from the ANC at last!


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE treasurer general of South Africa’s governing party the African National Congress (ANC), Paul Mashatile, has pronounced that Former President Jacob Zuma will campaign for the party ahead…

Cabo Delgado: SADC’s biggest security threat


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

As you may have heard, there is an Islamic terrorism crisis in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique. The stories we hear from that region are harrowing. The ISIS-linked terrorist…

The murder of my uncle


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I write this week’s column with a heavy heart. I am mourning the death of my uncle who was murdered in one of Johannesburg’s notorious townships last week.…

One day it will be you


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT is the age of intolerance. Where everything has become offensive. People’s careers and livelihoods are destroyed by the intolerant, self-righteous mobs who get offended by almost everything.…

The saddening decline of South Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT is heart-breaking. It really is heart-breaking to see South Africa, a country that once had huge potential, continuously in decline. Now you may think that I’m just…

Where are black fathers in South Africa?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

OVER the past few years, I have repeatedly said that there are societal problems that we as South Africans tend to shy away from. We shy away from…

ANC’s and EFF’s refusal to learn from Venezuela’s disastrous policies


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AFTER years of advancing public policies that cause economic downswings, poverty, the government of Venezuela is now turning to privatizations in an attempt to escape the on-going economic…