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Ngud: A Tribute

As he sat down next to me with two distinctly sweaty Castle Lager nguds in his hands, you know the type before SAB Miller engaged woke bottle designers who know how to play around with bottle colours? Ones that were purposely designed to look like Sta-Nancy the shebeen queen from Gomora?

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The Oxymoron Of Being A Black Academic

What is a Black child prepared to respond to by the education they receive? Is this education acceding to our value prescripts? Do we even have values and a value system as a people (Black people), to begin with or are we simply being mechanised through a certification process to become agents of a response to yearnings and promptings of other people not having our best interest at heart?

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Soweto Gentlemen

The guy at the street corner has always been problematic. I don’t mind people standing at the corner if that’s what they want to do with their time, but can they let me walk home in peace. Brothers at the street corner are known to be fond of trying to chat to every girl that walks past them.

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REVIEW - Tau

Dismayed by his wife’s progressive ideologies whose effects have begun showing in his S’khothane son, Tau’s father further fears his son may just grow up to abandon his culture and values altogether. As he enquires from Tau what kind of man wears floral shirts and shiny red shoes, he equally resolves it is perhaps time his son became and assumed responsibilities of a man.

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The Coloured Question

The Coloured Question is not new in our public discourse.There is an interesting story of how Richard Dudley of the Unity Movement dealt with this question when former President Mandela asked him to help the ANC secure the”coloured vote” in the 1994 election.

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A Black Man Can’t Be Patriarchal

Our behaviour, as finished products of colonisation is the work of slave-containing mimicry exhibited in how we interact with our women - a learned consciousness falsifying trait from the white male colonizer, and a hater and oppressor of his own woman.

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