Lead Opinion South Africa

Beyond, the chaos of political names for Cape Town International airport lays the battle for identity!

Marinos the philosopher introduced us to the adage, “True learning flourishes in chaos”. What happened at the Cape Town Intl. Airport, where a public meeting intended to engage the renaming of the airport abruptly ended in chaos. Chaos where emotions flared, easily interpreted as uncouth behaviour, untenable intolerance, the ever-pervasive and simmering issue of race […]

Lead Opinion South Africa

Haffajee’s lament on a Ramaphosa exclusive patency of ‘thuma mina’ claim rings hollow!

Ferial Haffajee, the colourful editor of the SA office for the Huffington Post, in one of her recent opinion pieces, bemoans the fact that President Ramaphosa’s ‘thuma mina’ otherwise understood as ‘send me’ campaign theme is now no more exclusively his but used by populists in the African National Congress. She in unsolicited sense advises the president against allowing […]

In The News Opinion South Africa

Mitchell’s Plain and Siqalo, exactly who has a role in this racial violence between Africans?

On May 2, violence erupted between the neighbouring communities of Mitchell’s Plain and Siqalo in the Western Cape. We heard it’s a conflict between Coloureds and Africans, understood in apartheid descriptions of identity formulation of people and space. Race the ever-present reality of a South African society as always takes its central place in these […]

Editorial Comment Lead Opinion South Africa

Nationalists on both sides of the divide of race make the same demands on Britain’s next princess

Clyde Ramalaine  Is Meghan Markle trapped painted with ‘black’ and ‘bi-racial’ princess demands for her identity? The world awaits the much-publicized wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry to the USA born Suits actress and TV personality Meghan Markle, scheduled for May 19. It is believed, if William, his older brother resembles his mom in facial looks, Harry in every aspect […]

In The News Opinion South Africa

Land – a tale of summits, bloodshed threats, political games and a denied Khoisan identity!

Clyde Ramalaine  JOHANNESBURG- In a month and week that South Africa commemorated Freedom Day, several summits on the land question were staged. These gatherings organized by civil society formations were aimed to bring diverse groups of people together from different sides of the many divides on the touchy and very emotive subject of land. South […]

Lead Opinion South Africa

Hooligans, politicians and media folk who eternally shamed our democracy

TAKING OUR CONSTITUTION SERIOUSLY  By Paul Ngobeni No doubt the Bokone Bophirima Province is being subjected to well-orchestrated propaganda onslaught accompanied by calamitous riots and acts of hooliganism which threaten to erode the gains our country has steadily made.   In the name of anti-Mahumapelo agenda some journalists and alleged ANC dissidents have even attempted […]