Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

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Nationalise Healthcare or Perish

Nationalise Healthcare or Perish

One country after another is going into lockdown, to one degree or another. People are being told to avoid unnecessary movements, to avoid crowded areas, to self-isolate if they are at risk. But at the same time, millions of workers are being told to go into work, forced to use crowded public transport, to work shoulder to shoulder, increasing the risk of contagion. This is putting workers’ lives at risk, but they are also at risk of taking the contagion home and infecting their families, all for the sake of capitalist profit.

Mayine

Mayine

Mayine, phew! what a song by Simphiwe Dana. No, a monster of sorts to be sure. This instant classic is from her third album offering, Kulture Noir. When I first heard that song, I was transfixed. Well, the whole album bubugqwirha nje, ukuthakatha of the Most-High vibrations.

We Deserve Better Side N*ggas

We Deserve Better Side N*ggas

If he's just there to smash and bounce then he's got no business worrying about whether you got bread or Nah. Literally, actual bread. He just pulls up with his big head and a pocket full of condoms smelling like fresh cologne, bad decisions, and a brand new Mercedes.

The Queens Fortress – Uthando eGoli

The Queens Fortress – Uthando eGoli

There is a field of untapped and unscathed musical artistry buried in the heart of uMzimkhulu in KwaZulu-Natal and our guest on this week, D.O.X RSA is determined to take all the support and knowledge he has collected back home

Love 10 000

Love 10 000

Akere in those days it was unheard of for boyfriends; prospective or not, to waltz into homes with the freedom of Gomora’s rodents and liberally behest temporary handovers of their sweethearts.

Dudu Myeni: A Litmus Test for SA Black Feminism

Dudu Myeni: A Litmus Test for SA Black Feminism

There is a political contest between the forces of the ruling elite and their appendages who are heading the state against the working class, which in this case is the only voice that can counter rampant neoliberalism of privatization of state owned enterprises. This contest is also carried out in the terrain of the ideological state apparatus wherein the media, radio, newspapers, bourgeois academics all echo the sentiments that Dudu Myeni plunged SAA into a financial abyss.

Is Isphithiphthi a Classic?

Is Isphithiphthi a Classic?

“Isphithiphithi is an album for those who listen more than just entertainment value. The AmaPiano songs on the album achieve the purpose to ruminate and remind both us and those who will come after us of the musical zeitgeist of 2019, of just how important in our current popular cultural life AmaPiano is.