Politics

Judgment of hate

People from Rwanda and Congo are refugees in South Africa because of the consequences of hatred and division in their countries. If you really know the suffering caused by civil war, you would never support any man who preaches division and hatred.  Unity has always been and will always be the best thing that can […]

Politics

First-off 2020

The first salvo of the New Year: The attack on foreign nationals is not on Mzansi! We are making ourselves a laughing stock of the world. Pan-Africanism is the way to go. Africa starts in Egypt, Cairo, to the southern-most tip of the continent in South Africa, Cape Town, and from Senegal, Dakar, in the […]

Politics

Bottomless pits

State Owned Entities (SOEs) are hurting us more by keeping them just to spite White Monopoly Capital (WMC). WMC losses nothing whilst we (the government and the people at large) lose billions and billions in bail-outs every two years or so.  In theory, nationalisation is a great pro-poor concept that should assist a country solve […]

Politics

Best CEOs

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg created their own multi-billion dollar companies from scratch. Because of their entrepreneurial and business management skills they are among the richest business men in the world. Without any doubt, they are the best CEOs in the world.  But even if you could employ Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to manage […]

Lifestyle

Black gold

Wealthy Black individuals have the social capital to be a game changer when it comes to structural racism but they shy away from addressing it. There are ‘penalties’ for talking about race in wealthy social circles since you will be seen as a trouble maker. So if you want to be wealthy and successful, you […]

Lifestyle

2020 (Im)Perfect vision

Trends in 2020 have been spotted globally by famous names – Marian Salzman of Philip Morris International, Dion Chang of Flux Trends in Johannesburg, Fjord Trends and Kantar – to credit some of the trends listed here. The overarching themes include sustainability, realigning the fundamentals, #MeFirst and pressure on corporates to act in more responsible […]

General

Re-teaching Blackness

We have proven to be unable to organise our own sustainable black culture. The phrase ‘reteaching blackness’ is laughable – it is embarrassing and we should be ashamed of ourselves for saying it. That’s why we call ourselves mentally shackled. We have failed to sustain our culture and traditions, and we know it! Therefore we […]

General

Counting what counts

Assessing South Africa’s education quality depends on more than the matric pass rate The release of the matric (National Senior Certificate) results this week saw Minister Angie Motshekga and the Department of Basic Education celebrating an all-time high matric pass rate of 81.3%. While we should celebrate and feel justifiably proud of not only an […]