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Hopes and Hyenas: We are the fools

We are the fools, and as Onkgopotse JJ Tabane correctly puts it we are the prisoners of hope. Its not the first time Zuma or the ANC lie to the country. Its not the first time a Court Ruling is

What Peace? Making little of our wounds

What peace?

“And they have made little of the wounds of my people, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 6:14 (BBE) Jeremiah writes as if he is South African, as if he lived through 1994, through the historic moments

“The violent shall take it by force” – Thoughts on the Student Movement

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;” – W.B Yeats It is interesting times to be alive and black in South Africa. Where the generations of the


It is quite prophetic that as we wrapped up 2015, Mayihlome News published a feature article on racism, in many ways confirming the known fact that racism was rife in its subtle form in South Africa and worldwide. Little did


Dear Santa This must really come as a surprise given the number of years since I last believed in the fantasy you are. But seeing that Christmas is not long past and you are still all over the show I

Women’s Month is a Time to Take Women’s Struggles Forward, not Frivolous Antics!!!

9 August marks a significant date in this country; this is a day when, in 1956, thousands of courageous women took it upon themselves to march to the Union Buildings to take a stand against the cruelty of the vicious


Release APLA Cadres

This year we have decided to join the frenzy and do something meaningful for the 2015 Mandela Day, the 18th July. It would be nice to do something for the full 67 Minutes for Mandela but i am sure most

The Question of Mass Media Freedom


The all-time debate about Media freedom and independence requires some critical input. It is often said that Media freedom is a sacred right and an important attribute of an open, free just and democratic society. This is accompanied by claims

The Zuma moral code

My culture is not your culture

In the wake of President Jacob Zuma’s call for a moral dialogue, we chronicle his moral credentials: My culture is not your culture; My morals are not your morals; Live beyond your means; Make your friends pay your bills; Befriend

The entire Negotiated ‘Settlement’ rests on a Corrupt Foundation

Cyril Ramaphosa, Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma during CODESA.

The post 1994 ANC led ‘new’ South Africa was premised on a corrupt foundation from the very beginning. It is this corrupt foundation which is the cause of mutually reinforcing widespread corruption across public and private sectors. The political elite,