Monday 8th of March 2021

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A Storm In A Nkandla Teacup?

A Storm In A Nkandla Teacup?

South African liberal democrats, social democrats and so-called progressive democrats - including those who project themselves as champions of Economic Freedom and Radical Economic Transformation and quote Marx, Lenin, Fanon and Sankara for political currency - blindly extol the virtues of a constitutionalism.

Civilised Blacks Struggling for the Oppressors Tools. The Land is Ours REVIEW

Civilised Blacks Struggling for the Oppressors Tools. The Land is Ours REVIEW

Set in the early twentieth century, The Land Is Ours: Black Lawyers and the Birth of Constitutionalism in South Africa examines what role the first black lawyers in South Africa played in liberating the oppressed natives under the colonial era in South Africa. Being a part of a niche of black intellectuals at the time, they had to represent their clients with a most zealous defence against an unjust system with unjust laws. It both celebrates the achievements of the lawyers (Henry Sylvester Williams, Alfred Mangena, Richard Msimang, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, George Dick Montsioa, Ngcubu Poswayo) as well as acts as a history book of the different transitions and wars the South Africa as we know it went through to get to this point.

On Anti-Blackness & Readiness to Heal

On Anti-Blackness & Readiness to Heal

The township as a site of violence is characteristic of a concentration camp, where one’s choice of living or dying is determined externally. Indeed, in South Africa, the township is an expression of social death and a symbol of conquest. Underdevelopment, lack of infrastructure, violent crimes, lack of proper education and healthcare institutions, lack of electricity and water supply, make life in the township almost impossible.

The AfCFTA is a new Scramble for Africa

The AfCFTA is a new Scramble for Africa

The AfCFTA is creating a market of 1,2 billion people and a GDP of USD 2,5 trillion across 55 African Union member states. It is the world’s biggest free trade area and is destined to allow for free movement of goods, people and services across borders. The focus appears to be on consumption and production.

Conflict with Concession Read by Katlego Chale

Conflict with Concession Read by Katlego Chale

I have tied a knot at the end of each and every thought of you, with each word cast from my tongue I keep tossing each knot to your direction with the hope of catching your attention, even if it be a note that fell off your giggle when you were but a bit jolly yester night, or a slight glance that got caught by a broken window by a random ally when you turned to note a voice calling your name. I hope to rope it in and own it, embrace it and call it my own. Do you still think of...? in my absence, My crown, do you miss me?

Museveni’s Rigging & Legging: A Dance That Needs to Leave the Stage

Museveni’s Rigging & Legging: A Dance That Needs to Leave the Stage

The corrosive mentality of African leaders who think they are the only ones who can lead a nation is insidious. Over 80% of a country's population having lived shorter than the years a president has served in office is detrimental for democracy. While president Yoweri Museveni is celebrating his 7th term in office, the youth of Uganda are questioning whether their votes really count.

To Who It May Concern Read by Modise Sekgothe

To Who It May Concern Read by Modise Sekgothe

They have glued flat my tongue against the roof of my mouth, my words; i had attempted to store them beneath it, no -- rather -- these trifling words. Now, in lieu of my handicap, if it be not at all troublesome to you, may you please burden yourself with but a few letters thereof, and when you see Her, in Her ears arrange them gently.

Cuties REVIEW: The Nervous Condition of Girlhood

Cuties REVIEW: The Nervous Condition of Girlhood

Much has been said about why this film does not deserve airtime. A significant amount of subscribers even threatened to end their subscriptions with Netflix for promoting “child pornography". It is tempting to entertain that idea, but it is also not my cross to carry.