Category: Uncategorized

Putin wants to restore the Soviet Empire


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

PUTIN “WANTS TO RESTORE THE SOVIET EMPIRE”, says the United States Senator, John McCain, in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. McCain could be wrong, but my gut…

The issue of homosexuality is complex


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

MY dream is to become an international political economist who studies today’s engines of global economic growth –the emerging markets. This profession requires critical political and economic analysis,…

We should not trust politicians in the fight against racism


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

WE ARE ALL COGNIZANT OF THE fact that racism remains one of the enormous challenges facing the world today. It is, though without much historical facts in backing, my…

Bernanke used monetary policy effectively to avert the repeat of the Great Depression


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THIS WEEK, JANET YELLEN WAS SWORN in as the new chairperson of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed). She’s the first woman to chair the institution since its establishment in…

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…