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…

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…

John Biko: Double Cross

The last time we met our man, he was preparing to enter the fray in the Syrian conflict. As Minister Zulu said, the fate of the world depends on his success or failure. Lets hope all goes well. – AQ As light slowly seeped into his blurry vision, the man slumped over and strapped to…

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…

Racism: The Spectre Of White Privilege

Since willful ignorance & facetious logic is the modus operandi that the defenders of “white priviledge” seem to want to adhere to… lets change tack. Im going to illustrate what black people are trying to point out when we talk about the advantages of growing up “black” vs “white”. 1stly, lets address the “ANC is…

The Day The Sky Cracked Open

It was hard to think back to a time before they came. Before they descended from the sky in their chariots of fire and scorched the earth. No one knew exactly where they came from or what had driven them here. But ever since they had arrived, everything had changed. At first they seemed content…

Black Panther: More Than Just a Movie

Some people are still taken a back by the huge buzz behind the silver screen debute of Black Panther and the excitement that it has been generating in the black community. 1stly its because its not his debute. Being stone cold ninjas and artistic wizards of the highest order, Marvel Films sauvely snuck His Highness,…