Friday 23rd of April 2021

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We Warned Brother Mmusi Maimane

We Warned Brother Mmusi Maimane

This past Saturday the DA stalwart Tony Leon didn't mince his words in an interview with News24. He said it loud and clear that Mmusi Maimane was "an experiment that went wrong". Among other things, he was talking about his new book Future Tense, which has exposed the Present Tension of race relations in the DA.

Makhafula’s Black Blues

Makhafula’s Black Blues

Blacks. What can you say about Blacks without mentioning the unjust nature of our very existence on this entire planet? To thrive, survive and overcome is often painted in our narratives. Whites admire us for being able to ‘dance’ and sing through difficult times - ironically including their own systemic oppression.

No Gods, No Gurus: A Response to Joel Netshitenzhe

No Gods, No Gurus: A Response to Joel Netshitenzhe

It is in this light that Busisiwe Mkhwebane dared to touch the untouchables, by demanding that ABSA should “pay back the money”. This was the move that started her woes. Netshitenzhe interestingly refers to this as “prima facie evidence of incompetence and wrongdoing”.

Review - Mother of All Eating

Review - Mother of All Eating

Now a revised verb in many South African thesauruses, “eating” no longer refers exclusively to the act of consuming food. It now also refers to the act of plundering any and all state resources with a particular partiality to dibs, legal tender or what some may call “zak”.

Art & ‘Violence’

Art & ‘Violence’

It is shocking how Black bodies are just available towards violence of any kind historically hitherto. From Mbuya Nehanda to Andries Tatane, the decapitated head of King Hintsa to the 12 500 demands of Mambush to Collins Khosa and Mthokizisi Ntumba, shade, class or tribe is no determining factor as long as you wear the black gown you are available to state violence.