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REJOINDER TO MMUSI MAIMANE’S “ANTI -RACISM” SPEECH!!!

Musi Maimane

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane delivered a speech against racism a few days ago which received extensive media coverage in both the print and electronic media. I don’t want to impugn his motives; I propose to address the issues he raised

THE SPECTRE OF RACISM LOOMS LARGE IN THE ‘RAINBOW’ NATION!!

An apartheid notice on a beach near Capetown, denoting the area for whites only.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

If you have spent some time in ‘post-apartheid’ South Africa, you would not have missed all the talk that goes on about the dire need for racial transformation in the country. 21 years later, since 1994, there has been little

SOUTH AFRICA: WHAT FUELS THY XENOPHOBIA???

One-Afrika

South Africa has been a seething cauldron of anger for many years from the time of apartheid which the African people in this country are now venting on their own brothers and sisters as well as children. What compounds the

WHERE IS OPEN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY?

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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 SELL-OUT DEAL IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE SPATE OF PROTESTS!

“Prisoners are not free to negotiate with their jailers,” these were the words of the then second President and founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania, Zeph Mothopeng, referring to ANC leader Nelson Mandela who has been

THE CHALLENGES FACING OPPOSITION PARTIES IN AFRICA!

One of the moves that can send shock waves down the spines of ANC bigwigs could be when all the opposition political parties form a single political party before next year’s elections. Should that happen, then next year’s ballot paper

RAMPHELE’S “PARTY POLITICAL PLATFORM” – PART II

This association with the US coupled with Ramphele's reticence on the invasion of Africa for its resources by the US, France and other western powers will give grist to the mill of those who are accusing Ramphele's political platform as

WHAT OF RAMPHELE’S “PARTY POLITICAL PLATFORM”?

Mantashe is being hypocritical because the ANC itself was funded by the US in the run up to the 1994 general elections. What is good for the goose must also be good for the gander. And it is not clear

ANALYSIS OF THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Landscape is the artistic architecture of natural scenery. Politics is a natural phenomenon which has observable structure and form. It is the duty of every citizen to study and observe complex composition of political elements and their combinations in society. In