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By Clyde Ramalaine and Carl Niehaus   Will the ANC 2019 January 8th Statement and election manifesto bring clarity, or simply confirm this dialectical tension? On the eve of the ANC’s annual January Statement in a year of the national ballot, to be delivered on January 12th, it becomes imperative to look at and clear up some shibboleths, anomalies and misconceptions that...
  Lucky Montana Today, South Africa bid farewell and laid to rest one of its beloved sons, Khabisi Mosunkutu, a stalwart of the ANC, a worker leader, former President of the Post and Telecommunications Workers Union (POTWA), community activist, former MEC of Roads and Transport, former MEC of Community Safety and Former MEC of Agriculture in Gauteng. I followed the Special...
Wolfram Kistner reminds us, “The society and religious or ideological community or cultural group which has contributed towards shaping the mind of the offender shares in the responsibility of the offence and is in need of repentance on its part and forgiveness on the part of God and the victims with the view of facilitating a process of healing and...
Sunday a week ago, an incident at Clifton Beach, the nesting grounds of the super-wealthy at the foot of Africa, occurred that violently reminded South Africans how polarised a society it remains. This follows an uproar over reports that a private security company PPA Security had allegedly closed down Clifton Fourth Beach at sunset last Sunday. According to Mayoral...
Njabulo Xulu A roadside comment in passing by....as I desperately try to avoid political topics at all costs....so ngiyadlula nje bakwethu. With reference to the ANC parliamentary list doing the rounds. Yet I am compelled to attempt making sense of what we hear on this list of the ANC. What then could the list help us understand? The most recent list...
Noam Chomsky once said: “That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.”  We in a season where these words of Chomsky appear unfolding right before our eyes if developments around Eskom as energy powerhouse becomes the subject of discussion. Dare we assert what is at play at Eskom...
Collins Letsoalo  I issue this statement and hold this press conference in my personal capacity as I have done in challenging the injustices that have been perpetrated against my person in order to malign my name, impugn my dignity and tarnish my reputation as Collins Letsoalo. I issue this as a citizen of South Africa with rights to dignity, freedom...
On this Reconciliation Day, 20 years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded and handed its report to the democratic state we pause and look back to appreciate our current conversations on the said topics and what these means.   Wolfram Kistner reminds us, “The society and religious or ideological community or cultural group which has contributed towards shaping the mind of...
Over the last couple of weeks, I have endured untold pain and suffering following allegations that I am involved in a fightback campaign against Min. Gordhan. When the allegations were made, I immediately wrote to Deputy Chief Justice Zondo in his capacity as chair of the State of Capture Commission, requesting to appear under oath, attached to a lie-detector/polygraph, to...
Clyde Ramalaine On the eve of its one-year celebration since its 54th Conference held at NASREC, which delivered its new leadership, we ask what happened to the call for unity? Is unity a reality in the ANC or is unity a farce?  There are those who deliberately confused unity for a person, namely former Mpumalanga ANC Chairperson and now Deputy President...

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