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IF ALIVE, WHAT WOULD SOBUKWE SAY ABOUT ‘THE STATE OF THE NATION’?

In the PAC, February is celebrated as Sobukwe month. During the same month, the president of the Republic of South Africa, at present Jacob Zuma, also gives a ‘State of the Nation Address’ and this year it will be delivered

MAYIHLOME NEWS 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

  In 2014, there were 36 new articles, bringing the total number of articles posted on Mayihlome News to 231. The busiest day of the year was 2 January 2014 with 2,874 views. The most popular article that day was

WHERE IS OPEN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY?

Recently the Institute For Security Studies And The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited me to a colloquium discussing the topic “Where is open democracy in South Africa today?” This colloquium was held in Cape Town on 4th November 2014. Unfortunately I

THE ANC IS ABUSING ITS MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT!!!

Are ANC Members of Parliament justified to say they have been elected by the majority of the people of this country and, therefore, they must always have their way in parliament and its committees? The answer is ‘no’ for obvious

THE MEDIA AND AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS ARE COVERING UP FOR EBOLA PERPETRATORS!!

The mainstream media and African governments are failing the people on their coverage and reporting on the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. What irritates me more is the attitude of some radio talk-show hosts who think they know a

MINISTER’S HERITAGE DAY SPEECH SMACKS OF SELECTIVE AMNESIA AND IS A DISTORTION OF HISTORY!!

Minister of Arts and Culture: Nathi Mthethwa

Last week there was a debate in the National Assembly about Heritage Day. All the heroes and heroines were mentioned except those of the PAC and to some extent BCM. There was no mention of Robert Sobukwe, Zeph Mothopeng, Urbania

OSCAR PISTORIUS JUDGMENT A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE!!

There is a Setswana idiom which says Motho o tshwarwa ka mafoko, kgomo e tshwarwa ka dinaka. This means a person reveals or speaks his/her deep or inner secrets through talking (through his mouth) and when one wants to slaughter

ZUMA’S PREVARICATION LEADS TO CHAOS IN PARLIAMENT!

On 21 August 2014 there was an interesting spectacle at the National Assembly of the South African Parliament when President Jacob Zuma was asked to account, about the public money he used for the upgrades at his Nkandla homestead, as

THE DREADFUL EBOLA: WHAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU!!

I first heard about the Ebola virus while I was in Canada in the early 1990’s. At the time, I was already writing about AIDS. The disease that was said to be caused by this virus was described as haemorrhagic

THE ROOTS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT!!!

Nothing is as ahistorical and unconvincing as the statement that God gave Palestine to the Jews. This statement is a crude fabrication of the scriptures by the Nazis and Zionists to proffer a justification for the colonisation and occupation of