South Africa & The Conundrum of Ideology

Ideological rhetoric is the backbone of political discourse. It tells us who stands for what & helps people decide who to elect to represent them. But it is not rhetoric that politicians use to excercise political will. It is their policies. In reality, it is the policies of a government that decide what kind of…

Imbokodo: In Honour Our Women

To all the women in my life. My mom, sisters, cousins, friends & even my future wife. Today is your day to be hounoured alright. We honour you as the creators of life. We honour you as the rocks of our families. We honour you as the changers of destinies. We honour you because you…

Umthi Omkhulu: A Tribute To Johnny Clegg

My father died on the 2nd of May this year. 2 days shy of his 68th birthday. Im still trying to process my grief. He was a big fan of Johnny Clegg. The man they call The White Zulu. As a young man growing up in apartheid South Africa, Nkosemntu had to find himself amidst…

Phunyuka Bambethe: The People vs Jacob Zuma

When one is running away & being chased, they will throw things & people in the way to save their skin. Jacob Zuma is employing said tactic as his 1st line of defence. But knowing where the skeletons are buried doesnt equal innocence. This is where the rubber meets the road. We are caught in…

Should Maria Ramos Be In The PIC

Maria Ramos, the former head of ABSA Group Ltd, has been appointed to the interim board of the Public Investment Corporation. As a “big name” in the financial services industry, many see this as a “strong” & “prudent” decision by Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni. But in a world connected by social media & in…

Men Are Trash…

Why do women complain about men being trash when they keep picking trash men? Women choose men based on their percieved wealth. Based on how much material stuff he can provide for her. But isnt there a saying that says “money cant buy happiness”? Lets think about this… there are not too many wealthy men…

X-Men: Into The Marvel MCU

After the unmitigated disaster that was the trainwreck called Dark Phoenix, it is clear that Marvel Studios will need to reboot the X-Men for the MCU. Ofcourse the sad thing is that the actors that were part of Fox’s X-Men will not be able to reprise their roles. For better or worse we will begin…

The Truth About Eden

As young Seth finished watching TV & took his tray to the kitchen, what he had just watched continued to play on his mind. So he decided to go ask his Grandfather Antonio, a retired archaeologist, about what he had watched. “Grandad.” “Yes Seth?” Smiled the older man as he puffed on one of his…

Jaded

There are many things. Many things… many things that can kill a man. But did you know, that love is the biggest killer of man? Its kinda shocking… but lets try to understand. Look… its hard to say these words about such a magic thing. Boet… dont think Im trying to tell you not to…

Pieces Of Andalusia

Miss Andalusia I’ve been here just thinking of you and I know I said I’d stop, but I really think I love you, yes I do. I love you and I don’t know what to do… here without you. I know I’m no baller, I’m not taller, I’m no shot caller. I’m just a guy…