Monthly Archives: October 2015

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND WHITE DOMINATION IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

In his seminal non-fiction work Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o evaluates the complicit role of language in literature and elsewhere in consolidating some of the ongoing contradictions in post-colonial Africa. Likewise, the

THE FEES AND DECOLONISATION ISSUES AT WITS, UCT & OTHER VARSITIES

In 1929, Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte completed a painting of a smoking pipe and titled it: The treachery of images. The caption of the image: This is not a pipe (translated from French – Ceci n’est pas une pipe.).

THE FLEETING LULA MOMENT – SA’S LESSONS FROM BRAZIL’S CORRUPTION SCANDAL

Lula da Silva

Brazil’s economy is currently in a recession. In the second quarter of 2015, Brazil’s gross domestic product shrank by further 1.9% compared to the first quarter results. Pundits say this is the biggest decline to affect Brazil’s economy since reports