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…

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…

International Human Rights Day

Hey. Its International Human Rights day. Many people struggle everyday for basic rights. Rights as basic as the right to eat. The right to live. So here is “the simplified version of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created especially for young people. 1. We Are All Born Free & Equal….

In Defence Of Our Freedom

Be vigilant It is time we summon our courage, set aside tribal lines and stand united in defence of our liberty. Our liberty was hard won. Yet in the years since our liberation, we continue to be hard done by. It is time we put our hands on the gears that run our nation. It…

A Letter To Winnie & Nelson Mandela

Dear Nelson I never got to honour you on this platform. You passed before I became a member. I feel the need to do so now though, because Mama Winnie has fallen Tata. She is coming to see you now. Though it has been a few years since you passed, your legacy lives on in…

2017: A Toast To You, The People

2017 has left the building and it would seem that it is taking all its baggage with it. It has been a challenging year, but also a year of enlightenment. It was the year the people finally began to realize the mess we have gotten our selves into. It was the year we began to…

Yes… The Richest Man Of All Time Was Black

Did you know that the richest person of all time… was black? The richest & most powerful king that ever lived, was black. He controlled most of the worlds gold and had an army of the likes only seen under Aragorn (King Elessar) in The Lord Of The Rings. Hell, the size of his army…

Monarch: The Truth About Democracy

Its kind of sad how the kingdoms of the other continents have been allowed to drain our continent by the very people we entrust to safeguard our nations. Governments have become gangs & presidents are dons. Anyone can scheme to take the position. Thus all republics are doomed to corruption. But a kingdom is a…

Dear Donald Trump: An Open Letter

Dear Donald Trump. Its time we caught up. Im sorry about what I said about your toupe last time. Listen, I would like to remind you that it is not 1929. It is not 1659 either. Your views are not okay. Your views are abhorent. You are a terrible leader. Almost as terrible as Jacob…