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[INDABA EMFUTSHANE/SHORT STORY] Indaba ka Baas Van Tonderr noMathewu

By Sphelele Khumalo See English Translation Further Down ‘Wonke umuntu makasukume enkantolo!’, wamemeza umgcini weNkundla ephakeme uMnumzane Dube ngesankahlu, phela kulenkundla kugcwele abantu abusuka ezindaweni eziningi. Kukhona abazokweseka umndeni ka Zabazendoda okuthiwa ubulawe ngu Baas Van Tonderr. Abanye bazozibonela mathupha lomuntu osakwazi ukubulala abantu ngesihluku esingaka kodwa sesiphila esikhathini senkululeko. Yilabo nalabo abaphethe amabhodi abhalwe […]

Interview with Ntsiki Mazwai: Discussing issues that are affecting women, traditional culture and Heritage Day

The month of September marks the annual Heritage Month in South Africa. Heritage Day takes place on the 24th of September and is a South African public holiday, honouring the culture and diversity of beliefs and traditions of all South Africans. Heritage Month comes after the devastating Women’s Month, where we saw the numbers of […]

STUDYING GLOBAL HISTORY IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND DOMESTIC POLITICS: SOME POLITICAL NOTES

By Veli Mbele Like the unfolding tragedy in Zimbabwe, the current political upheaval in Lebanon has long captivated the international relations buff in me. This is not just because of the intricate nature of the internal convulsions of Lebanon, but also because of their implications for the region referred to as the Middle East. What […]

REMEMBERING A GIANT OF AFRIKAN LIBERATION: THE MEANING OF MUZIWAKHE LEMBEDE 73 YEARS LATER

By: Veli Mbele African people have been told time and again that they are babies; that they are an inferior race; that they cannot achieve anything worthwhile by themselves or without a white man as their “trustee” or “leader.” This insidious suggestion has poisoned their minds and has resulted in a pathological state of mind. […]

WHEN WILL THE BRITISH BRING BACK THE HEAD OF OUR WARRIOR KING, KGOSI LUKA JANTJIE?

By Veli Mbele When will we, who call Ga-Kgosi Galeshewe home, ever have the guts to confront the diamond- stealing- murdering- raping British, for what they did to our Warrior King, Kgosi Luka Mpolokeng Jantjie? (1835-1897). It is said after the Langeberg Uprising 1896/1897 also known as ‘Galeshewe’s War or ‘Ntwa ya Matlhananelo (an uprising […]

COMMENT: LAND INVASIONS ARE ON THE RISE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Land invasions are becoming an increasing problem across South Africa. Since the lockdown was introduced there have been numerous land invasions, particularly in the Western Cape and Gauteng Province. With land evictions happening concurrently, invasions will continue unless South Africans’ grievances are taken seriously by the government. The question of land has been a relevant […]

COMMENT: BAYAGOWISHA – 2020 HAS NOT BEEN KIND TO STUDENTS – ESPECIALLY THOSE AT TERTIARY LEVEL AND IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF STUDY

By: Taariq Amod Much of the focus in recent times, has been on elementary and secondary school students since schools have returned to operation. Multiple battles have emerged between parents and school governing bodies and equally between teachers, represented by the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) and the Department of Education. Whilst these battles […]

INTLUPHEKO – POVERTY

Ubhalwe ngu: Lupho Ngonyama Bota Ntlupheko ndikuvile. Ngxatsho buhlwemp’ undingcikivile. Yhini Ntluphek’ undibhengca. Eli nyal’ ubungenakuliquma. Ntlupheko, undiswelisa abahlobo. Ntluphekho, undilahlel’ isdima Ntlupheko awunanimba. Kutheni umyek’umama atshintsh’ ulusu liziko? Kuthen’umyek’umama abilis’amanz’eziko? Oh! Ukulala kwam ndilind’ ukutya, kanti ndilind’amanzi Cima mama elo ziko ndibiwe bubuthongo. Khandlela kutheni uphela? Uthi sikhanyise ngantoni ulithemba nje? Malongwe nani zintsasa […]

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE AZANIAN SUN – THE DEBACLE OF BEING NAKED, WITHOUT LAND AND WITHOUT LIBERTY TO CALL YOUR DIGNITY YOUR OWN

By SIfiso Mbuso Xaba The South African social media sphere has responded with utter disgust and shock at the inhumane treatment of a man who was thrown out of his shack in Cape town. This barbaric act occurred during an eviction raid in Empolweni informal settlement by the City Of Cape Town at the hands […]

95th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF A WARRIOR OF OUR RACE, THE GREAT PATRICE EMERY LUMUMBA

By Veli Mbele “[T]he only thing which we wanted for our country is the right to a worthy life, to dignity without pretence, to independence without restrictions. This was never the desire of the Belgian colonialists and their Western allies…”-Patruce Lumumba’s Letter from Thysville Prison to Mrs. Lumumba. Today the Black world remembers one of […]

Healthcare system in the Eastern Cape is in chaos whilst the Provincial Government does nothing

The Eastern Cape public healthcare system has been battling with staff shortages and a lack of resources. These shortcomings have been exacerbated by Covid-19. Hospitals in the province are full and the numbers of patients who are infected with coronavirus are increasing. What is happening there, is the result of years of neglect by the […]

SANTACO VS THE STATE – Ultimately, Taxi Drivers And Commuters Are The Biggest Losers

By: Taariq Amod Another week in South Africa during lockdown level 3 has resulted in another impasse between the South African Taxi Association Council (SANTACO) and the state. SANTACO, which represents the majority of taxi owners in the taxi industry, has taken the continual postponement of scheduled meetings with the department of transport, represented by […]

Idyunivesithi yase Witwatersrand inesekela ntloko elitsha kraca

Idyunivesithi yase Witwatersrand ibhengeze ukuba uNjingalwazi Zeblon Vilakazi uzakuba lisekela ntloko kwane nqununu entsha yedyunivesithi. UVilakazi uzakungena ezihlangwini zika Adam Habib ukusukela ngomhla wokuqala kwinyanga yoMqungu kunyaka ozayo. Lo ka Vilakazi okwangoku usebenza kule dyunivesithi njenge sekela nqununu, kwizifundo zophando. UAdam Habib uzakushiya esikhundleni sakhe ekupheleni kwalo nyaka, esingise kwelaMangesi. Eli ziko lezemfundo limchaze uVilakazi […]

Ukubulawa kwabasetyhini eMzantsi Afrika kuyoze kuphele nini na?

Umhla nezolo kusathe gqolo ukubulawa kwabasetyhini. Isizwe so Mzantsi Afrika sishiyeke sibambe ongezantsi emva kokuba kuye kwabulawa uTshegofatso Pule oneminyaka engamashumi amabini anesibhozo waseMeadowlands eSoweto. Umzimba wakhe ufunyenwe ngoMvulo unamanxeba uxhonyiwe emthini kumathafa ase Roodeport. Kwaye ebenenyanga ezisibhozo ekhulelwe. Bendiba ukusweleka kuka Uyinene Mrwetyana kuzakuba sisiphelo seziganeko zokubulawa kwamanina, ngoba wayengomnye wamawaka abafazi abaye baphulukana […]

COVID-19 IS REMINDING US OF THE IMPORTANCE OF UBUNTU AND RESPONSIBLE KINDNESS

By Afrika Tikkun Many South Africans, particularly those living in townships and informal settlements, are feeling the strain of lockdown, which is decidedly different ways to those in suburbs and urban centres. With extremely crowded environments, poor sanitation facilities, water and food shortages, unemployment and lack of access to up-to-date information, the risk of contracting […]

IS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT FIGHTING FOR BLACK LIBERATION OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER SOPHISTICATED TOOL OF FOR BLACK ANGER-MANAGEMENT?

By Veli Mbele “We (the Africans) are totally an unobligated people – we don’t owe anybody anything, anywhere, left or right, everybody who has come among us came among us to exploit us, and they have exploited us successfully.”-Mwalimu John Henrik Clarke. If there is one area of Black existence I believe we must never […]

Human Rights Commission Urges the Minister of Basic Education to Reconsider the date for Re-opening Schools for Grades 7 and 12

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has written to the Minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, recommending that she reconsiders 01 June 2020 as the date for the return of Grade 7 and 12 learners to school, this comes after the Commission did some independent monitoring of schools for readiness in all 9 […]

Are churches essential services?

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last night that churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other recognised places of worship may resume services, but these will be limited in size to 50 people or less depending on the space available. “Social distancing will have to be observed and all worshippers and participants will have to wear face masks […]

Health Minister accepts handover of PPE units from partnering institutions

South Africa’s fight against COVID-19 has been supported through generous donations of personal protective equipment, medical equipment and funding from the United States government, Old Mutual, AstraZeneca and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize yesterday met with representatives from each of these institutions, accepting the handover […]

Schools urged to adhere to regulations and refrain from opening prematurely

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Thursday warned against the premature re-opening of schools. This comes after the department became aware that some independent (or private) and public schools were already preparing to reopen much earlier, and even receive learners ahead of the schedule announcement by Minister Angie Motshekga. In some schools, teachers have […]

President Ramaphosa Welcomes 217 CUBAN Health Professionals & Workers- Statement

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY OF SOUTH AFRICA DATE : 27 APRIL 2020 PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA WELCOMES CUBAN HEALTH PROFESSIONALS President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes Cuban health professionals to support efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. 217 Cuban health specialists and workers have arrived in South Africa, today, Monday, 27 April 2020 […]

Social Grants Increase thanks to SA’s R500bn stimulus package

Last night, 21 April 2020, president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about a new economic relief package for South African individuals and businesses in light of the #Lockdown and impact of COVID 19 on the South African economy. The South African Reserve Bank earlier this month predicted that there would be massive job losses to […]

Gender Based Violence new bills give harsher punishment, out for public comment

South Africa is said to have some of the best legislation regarding domestic violence in the world. Yet, it also has one of the highest rates of gender based violence. Speaking earlier this year in Parliament President Cyril Ramaphosa said ” Government in the past has launched many, many interventions in the past decade. All […]

NYDA relieves distressed youth-owned enterprises

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has launched the Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund (YMERF) aimed at assisting youth-owned enterprises, which might not qualify for other funds. This fund will respond to challenges facing youth-owned businesses, such as the inability to pay employees, lack of income and waiting periods for other funding mechanisms. Funding will […]

It’s back 2 University for some as #OnlineLearning has began this week

Online teaching and learning began today at the universities of Cape Town, UJ, Stellenbosch and Wits with others to follow as discussions about #OnlineLearning continue. All universities and TVET colleges closed on 17 March following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state of disaster due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Department of Higher Education […]

Tiger Brands Durban Bakery closes, 12 Staff members test positive for COVID-19

Yesterday evening, 15 April 2020, Tiger Brands announced it is temporarily closing it’s Durban bakery in the interest of the health and safety of all it’s employees. This after 12 staff members tested positive for Covid-19. Last week, an employee who works in the administrative building reported feeling ill and having flu-like symptoms. After seeking […]

Hold On

When all the mundane beings conspire against you, When your morality is chained down, Your rationality in question. Hold on! When your dreams are being trampled on, When your own hands misguide you, Your inner demons cripple your soul. Hold on! When your kinsmen oppose your forte, When your fidelity is a big question, Your […]

State Of Kasi Address (SOKA)

Sharp, fede! Greetings ma-Africa amahle. Hopefully, nizigqobhele emadladleni kule-Lockdown, especially daar emakasana, vant ngigqcwele ngani. Ngiyabulisa from omakatshana to oputsununu, re kaofela. Nami ngi-grand, ned kunezinto nyana engincanywa siringe ngazo vandag, niyangithola mos? Ukudwadla kweCOVID-19 hierso eMzantsi kuchune izinto zaba blind for abantu aba-baie, nou die laas kumele siblome emadladleni. Grand sharp, dai deng bayibona […]

Sizwe soMzantsi Afrika sizakuyoyisa iCorona

Nanjengoko ilizwe loMzantsi Afrika liku suku lwesihlanu liphantsi ko mmiselo wokuhlala ngendlu. UMongameli weli uCyril Ramaphosa ebethetha nesizwe ngorhatya lwayizolo. Lo ka Ramaphosa ubhengeze ukuba selinyukile inani labantu abosulelwe yintsholongwane ye-corona, bathathu abantu ababhubhe ngenxa yesi sifo kweli, logama abayi-1326 bosulelekile. UMongameli uthe uxhalabile ngokunwena kwe sifo ngoba amanani abantu abasulelekayo ayenyuka imihla ngemihla, uye […]

Igciwane le-Corona lisusa isinkwa etafuleni

Ukubheduka kwegciwane leCorona sekushiye amazwe amaningi ekhungathekile, futhi nezibalo zabantu asebeshonile ziyashaqisa impela. Izwe lethu nalo selibhekene nalo mbulalazwe, kunjalo-nje izibalo zikhuphuka ngesivinini esiphezulu, okwenza uMzansi ube yizwe elihamba phambili e-Africa yonke ngabantu abatholakale baphethwe yiCoronaVirus. Izibalo zifinyelele ngaphezu kuka-1000 esikhathini esingamaviki amabili. Kuyiqiniso ukuthi leli gciwane alidle nkobe zamuntu, amakhulu ngamakhulu abantu ayabhubha zinsuku zonke […]

Ungubani?

Bathe besabhekile wabagqema engeqiwa ntwala. Basale bekhungathekile seweqa okomlilo wequbula. Sebekunqanda, wakhetha engaphesheya imingcele. Tshela mina, ngitshele abangazi. Ungubani? Ushiye abafelokazi nezintandane kwelama Shayina. Waphinda sona esifanayo futhi kwelama Ntaliyana. Isizwe sakhithi sesihleli lubhojozi kwelika Mthaniya. Tshela mina ngempela, ufunani? Ungowaphi? Zinkalo zonke kukhalwa ngonya nosizi olushiyayo. Zinsuku zonke kubalwa ezidumbu ozikhiphayo. Izinkolo zonke zimemeza […]

SASSA CONSIDERING STAGGERING PAYMENT DATES DURING CORONAVIRUS

Following the declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu has met with the executives of the National Development Agency (NDA) the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Council for Social Service Professions to deliberate and agree on sector-wide precautionary measures to prevent further transmission […]

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND AFRIKA TIKKUN AIMS TO CURB POVERTY AND YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

Afrika Tikkun and the Department of Social Development held a business breakfast on Friday in Houghton hotel.  Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to reduce child poverty and youth unemployment by empowering young people with necessary tools to access the economy and supporting their development from an early age, breaking their depending on social security and impending poverty […]

Wits University students sleeping in libraries and computer laboratories

Witwatersrand University students were protesting against lack of accommodation at the university, this comes after a video of students sleeping in the library and computer laboratories circulated on social media. The shutdown has also erupted the Parktown campuses. Students  blockaded entrances to both the education and medical campus. This has also affected people trying to […]

KUDUTYULWE KWABULAWA ABANTU KWINDAWO YENTSELO EKHAYELITSHA

Bashiyeke bembambe ongezantsi abahlali base Site B eKhayelitsha emva kokuba kudutyulwe kwabulawa abantu abasixhexe kwi ndawo yolonwabo, abathandathu bashiyeke bekwimeko engaginyisi mathe esibhedlele ukuquka intwazanana eneminyaka emithandathu. . Esi siganeko senzeke ngoMgqibelo ebusuku. Umzimba wexhoba lesixhenxe ekukholeleka ukuba ngumnini mzi apho kwenzekele khona intlekele ufunyenwe uthe tywa emva kwetyotyombe elikufutshane nendawo yesiganeko ngobusuku bange Cawe. […]

“Joburg Selected” Art Exhibition by Sam Nhlengethwa

Through this new series, Sam Nhlengethwa takes us on a journey through the City that we know and that he experienced whilst working in and around Johannesburg. Focusing on a series of popular buildings, places and faces that have meant something to him over the years, using his art, he gives us a tour of […]

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie: A Tribute [EVENT]

1981. At the beginning of what would be a politically charged and tumultuous decade, 16 year old Nokuzola Brenda Fassie moves to Joburg. One Sabata Koloi Lebona, musical doyen-producer-songwriter, visits ‘MaBrrr’ in her Langa home and she relocates to Soweto in order to pursue a career (read calling) in music. She joins an all womxn […]

Wither the activist: A reflection on the realities and the contradictions of political activism in the era of neoliberalism.

From the onset, I want to begin by developing a coherent structure and logic by way of making an assumptive logic to emphasize that all activist spaces and structures must have a reason for existence. You may call it cultural, social or even political if you like, but the fact is that there is a […]

JUST IN: Letter from UCT Christian students society WMS, dispelling sex trafficking rumors- “we are no way associated with any form of criminal activities”

Submitted by Lesedi Mokgautsi.   Read the full letter below: The World Mission Society (WMS) is a society on campus established by university students from the World Mission Society Church of God. We are a Christian society that has two divisions (Bible Study and Volunteer Activities). We have been a part of the UCT community for […]

Manifesting like Gods, in all our Glory.

This photo series and it’s concept came from a place of yearning to archive and canonize black womxn in their glory. The photographs draw from the South African 80’s and 90’s zeitgest, the fashion, the look and feel of both the environments and the black womxn from the photos of the time. Womxn that are, were and will forever be unapologetic, womxn that asserted their identities fluidly and gracefully, in the face of a government that tried to steal that away from them.

JUSTICE FOR SLAIN #FEESMUSTFALL MLUNGISI MADONSELA MAY BE ON THE HORIZON AS NPA CONSIDERS RE-OPENING HIS CASE

Mlungisi Madonsela, 21, was fatefully shot on 5 February 2019 at the DUT Steve Biko Campus by a private security guard during a mass meeting at DUT demanding Free Registration for students, and Free Education.  In June, the investigation into the death of Madonsela was closed by the NPA with no arrests being made due […]

LISTEN: “Somnyama” by DJ Kabila pays homage to resilient African Black Women, from icons like mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela to Caster Semenya

The Year 2019 has been a splendor for DJ Kabila. He blessed us again with a very inspirational hit song Somnyama – feat Wendy Soni. The blazing Somnyama is a song that celebrates Black beauty, Black excellence, and Black Pride; a song inspired by resilient African Black Women. Victors who raised and continue to raise this […]

Women That Lead- A South African black woman owned fashion house to host second annual fashion showcase with a twist in the name of community and giving back.

by Refentse Thathe.   Owned by Sisipho Krewu a designer herself, the business was started in 2016 and is based in Khayelitsha. The ‘Kasi Boutique’ offers custom made designs to “diverse individuals who are hungry for quality, unique designs and want to explore culture and color through clothing.” Since inception, the brand has participated in […]

“To be a revolutionary party, people must be attracted to some alternative revolutionary vision. Is Freedom Charter a revolutionary vision?”

As the EFF celebrates it’s 6th Anniversary, Mandisi Gladile shares his reflections on the party’s journey, “the good, the bad and the ugly ” , and comments on the state of national politics, the ideological contradictions that hinder progress, land redistribution, and the relevance of the Freedom Charter in the economic liberation of the people […]

Amasosha Art Movement reclaim old furniture turning it into art against elitist norms.

Submitted by: Mpilo Makanya     Artist Mpilo Makanya reflects on his and fellow members of Amasosha Art Movement’s experience being part of the 2019 South African Red Bull Amaphiko Academy program,  held in Royal KwaZulu Natal. “Our studio for the duration of the Project was at Major Ndlovu’s house. His home was our residence. […]

SOUTH AFRICANS REWARDED FOR CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S LITERACY

Submitted by: Nali’ibali SOUTH AFRICANS REWARDED FOR CHAMPIONING CHILDREN’S LITERACY National reading-for-enjoyment campaign, Nal’ibali, is launching a loyalty programme for South Africans committed to making a difference in children’s reading development. Known as FUNda Sonke, isiXhosa for ‘everyone read’, the programme seeks to grow and support the campaign’s network of more than 17 000 literacy volunteers, […]

“Bendifuna ukubhentsisa elubala ubuhlanga baledyunivesithi” – umfundi wase UJ

EKapa – Umfundi weDyunivesithi yaseGoli uKamvelihle Goba uxelele intloko yeSebe leZoluntu ukuba linobuhlanga. Oku kwenzeke ngoLwesibini xeshana lo ka Goba ekhwele eqongeni eyokuthwala isidanga kwitheko laledyunivesithi. “Lendoda inobuhlanga. Kunamhlanje nje abafundi banqunyanyisiwe ngenxa yakhe. Nam andikwazanga ukubhalisela izifundo kulonyaka ngoba lomfo uxelele abaphathi ukuba ndinobuhlanga. Ngoke ke andinoma apha ndiyalelwe ngumntu onobuhlanga,” uphawule watsho kwividiyo […]

UP students begin walk from CT to PTA to raise R4m to fight student hunger and financial exclusion #Walk4Access

Staff WriterCape Town – 14 activists from the University of Pretoria left Cape Town on Thursday morning en route to the Union Buildings to raise funds for access to education. “The #Walk4Access is a peaceful, student-led, and student developed initiative that aims to rally global citizens around the real burdens of the cost of higher […]

‘Bophelela loondoda yakho, nguye ongene nyubululu kwi-DMs zam’- liyazithethelela igqiyazana

Lo ka Kolisi ukudize oku kwividiyo ayipapashe ku-Instagram ngoMvulo esithi lentombi ithumele uSiya Kolisi umyalezo obonakalisa umhlaba wangezantsi wamaqhekeza. URachel upapashe iinkcukacha zalentombi ebuzisa ngayo kubalandeli bakhe.”Ubuso bam bubomvu kukuvutha ngumsindo, kodwa ndifuna ukushiya eli, liphelile ixesha lokuny*lwa kwabafazi ngabanye abafazi,”Ayikokokuqala ke ekhweleta uMam’ uKolisi. Kunyaka ophelileyo waxabana negqiyazana kuTwitter elaye ladiza ukuba uSiya yimbewu […]

Ulishiyile eli uDorothy Masuka

EKapa – Igqala lomculo womngqungqo uDorothy Masuka akasekho kweli. Iingxelo zithi lo kaMasuka unabele uqaqaqa namhlanje. Iinkcukacha malunga nokusweleka kwakhe azikaziwa. UMasuka osweleke eneminyaka engamashumi asibhozo nantathu wazenzela iindumasi ngokucula umculo womngqungqo emana ukuthi chatha nezopolitiko ngexesha lorhulumente wengcinezelo. Oku kwamfaka phantsi kweliso elibukhali leziphatha mandla zelo xesha into eyanyanzela ukuba alishiye eli waya kwilizwe […]

LunarFest is Calling for Black Creatives in Cape Town to Come Together

A group of Cape Town creatives have come together to form an event known as the LunarFest which according to one of its founders, Vusi Nkomo, “is conceived as a safe space for Black creatives to work together, be together, think together in ethical ways […] in an otherwise extremely alienating Cape Town.” We sat […]

CPUT students erect shack in protest against rez crisis

Cape Town – CPUT students have built shacks on campus in protest against lack of spaces in student residences.The students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology erected a shack called at the Bellville campus in the early hours of Tuesday but it was quickly demolished by the campus security. The students were not deterred […]

Ramblings Of A Black Queer Womxn: 6 Questions with Bonga Kwana

We caught up with Bonga Kwana who is the brains behind Ramblings of A Black Queer Woman. Bonga is a singer, songwriter, part time poet and full time black queer womxn from kuCentane, in the Eastern Cape. 1. What exactly is Ramblings of a Black Queer Womxn all about and who is behind it? “Ramblings […]

On The Calls For The Release of AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo

Fundile ka Zingela AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya has been in prison since December 2015, serving a twelve-year sentence for, amongst others, arson, assault and culpable homicide. Black South Africa in particular has since started debating whether or not it sits well that a whole king is in jail. The trial alone drew a whole lot of […]

Let Me Free or Lock Me Up: I’ll Make No Deal With The State

By: Bonginkosi KhanyileIt was Amílcar Cabral who correctly suggested to us that at all times we must expose lies whenever put before us. Nothing is worth hiding from the masses of our people. At no point should we seek to mask difficulties and failures. We dare not claim easy victories.Those who go around claiming to […]

When Populism Replaced Logic: Reflecting on Reckless Leadership During #FeesMustFall At UWC

By: Asanda Bleki On the 16th October 2016 at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) an SRC/Fees Must Fall meeting was held at the Student Center.  The masses that formed part of the meeting were made up of students and workers.  The entire campus was mobilized on the national call for free education and […]

Sheep to be slaughtered at Clifton beach to ‘cleanse off racist spirits’

Cape Town – A group of Cape Town activists are planning to protest and slaughter a sheep against the illegal removal of beachgoers at Clifton Beach. Organizing under the banner of #ReclaimClifton, the group which calls itself the Black People’s National Crisis Committee held a press conference on Thursday at Clifton 4th Beach. It said […]

Mcebo Dlamini: The Steenhuisen issue is proof that white supremacy still exists in South Africa

By: Mcebo DlaminiI come in late into the whole Johan Steenhuisen ruckus about him not having a post-matric qualification and yet he is a member of parliament and the Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance. The delay was deliberate on my part because what was really interesting to watch were the different reactions from the […]

State withdraws case against #FeesMustFall leader

Cape Town – The state’s case against student leader Sapho Mahilihili has been withdrawn. Mahilihili made a brief appearance at the Bellville Magistrate Court on Wednesday after spending almost two weeks at the Goodwood Prison on charges of trespassing and malicious damage to property dating back to the 2015 #FeesMustFall protests. His first appearance was […]

MATURITY, HUMILITY AND MAGNANIMITY: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM BANTU BIKO

By Veli Mbele In most cases, when we examine the political phenomenon that is uBab’uBantu Biko, we often focus more on his razor-sharp intellect, eloquence and organisational genius. We rarely look at his leadership persona. Leading up to our recent #Mutapa Biko lecture, I was telling my Brother and fellow activist, Shweme Vuyisile Mshudulu that […]

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