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South Africans loot shops owned by foreign nationals: Who’s to blame?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I’M GREATLY SADDENED by South Africans who loot shops owned by foreign nationals around the country. What troubles me more is that the perpetrators of these criminal acts…

In 2015, I will pursue my dream


BALLITO, SOUTH AFRICA

2014 IS OVER; plenty happened around the world this year – the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the rise of the vicious ISIS, the FIFA Football World Cup…

My fellow Africans, people need jobs


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

LAST WEEK, I drove to Johannesburg central business district, to pick up my brother at the taxi rank. I parked my car meters away from where he waited…

South Africans, your country is part of a global community too


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

ABOUT THREE YEARS ago, if I’m not mistaken; NewsNow, a South African international news magazine published by News24 was terminated. It would no longer be found on newsstands across the country.…

What is Ubuntu?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

TO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM contradicts the core values of Ubuntu? That’s what one of my friends on Facebook said this week.

What is Ubuntu? Does Ubuntu mean allowing every…

The Ebola outbreak overshadows Africa’s remarkable socio-economic progress


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
THIS WEEK, the World Health Organization announced that more than 2800 people have been killed by Ebola in West Africa. More than 5000 cases have been reported since…

It’s time we do something about our education


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IN 2012, I CREATED a blog (phumlanimajozi.wordpress.com). The intent at the time, was to pen and publish my thoughts on issues concerning economics and international politics. Between that year and…

Being black does not mean we owe something to the ANC


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT’S NOT TOO LONG AGO, that I saw the General Secretary of the African National Congress (ANC), Gwede Mantashe, on television, saying the ruling party must remind the…

A Conversation with a Congolese


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THREE WEEKS AGO, I moved into a new complex in Northgate, Randburg. Before I moved, I had to find someone who could help me transport my belongings to…

The next India


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

NARENDRA MODI, THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, emerged victorious last week; in world’s biggest democratic elections. It was a conclusive victory by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),…