Monday, September 28, 2020

Isobel Bowdery

South African Woman’s Account of Friday Night in Paris at Siege...

One South African woman's recollections of Friday night's tragedy in Paris is being shared around the world. Over 2 million people have 'liked' Isobel...
Flowers tribute

Of Mothers and Men in Times of Murder – “Let’s Breed...

South Africa is weeping. I am weeping. There have been too many terrible incidents too close to home recently for me to ignore. It has been...

Not Enough Evidence to Back Claim that Humans Originated in Europe

Africa is not the cradle of humankind: that’s the claim by a group of scientists who’ve just published what they describe as evidence of...

Stand for Something or End up Falling for Anything….

It’s a very difficult thing on occasion to ignore what’s going on around you. Or at least, not to react too negatively towards it....

My African Heritage…and those Land Claim Laws

The news in South Africa over the last few months has dominated with a few headlines about the Oscar Trial, that weird EFF political...
Robert Mugabe Stumbles

Africa’s Elderly Leaders Get No Prizes for Hanging On

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation recently announced that once again, no-one had earned its annual prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The prize is meant...

An Ode to Outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

I salute a woman who inspires me and makes me want to be a better person, and sincerely hope she will find my Saturday...
Mandela Day South Africa 2015

Reflections on Building the South Africa of Nelson Mandela’s Dreams

There is a debate in South Africa about who Nelson Mandela belongs to, as though he is the property of someone, a political party...

SA’s “Future President” Shoots from the Hip…and Nobody is Spared

Twenty-one year old Busi Skinn'e Mjiyakho has caught a lot of people's attention with her three letters to black people, white people and the...

Black and White…Students’ Response to Stellenbosch Unrest

In the wake of the Luister video posted last week highlighting alleged inequalities of language and race at Stellenbosch University, and the subsequent clash...