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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

SOUTH AFRICA: WHAT FUELS THY XENOPHOBIA???

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

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

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

REFLECTIONS ON THE 2014 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS!!

I watched the parliamentary debate on 17 February after many years of not watching that circus. I watched because I wanted to listen to the responses to President Jacob Zuma’s porous state of the (ANC) nation address taking into consideration

THE EVOLUTION OF MEDIA COVERAGE PRE AND POST 1990

As the sixteenth year of 'freedom' ushered in, one sadly observed the evolution of media/press reportage over the years and concur that indeed the media is free only to those who own it. The media also shapes national culture and

ZUMA‘S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS WAS A DISAPPOINTING REMIX OF THE SAME OLD SONG

Since South Africa's inception as a "democracy" in 1994, there has always been a tinkering on the edges of the country's socio-economic problems. There is a lot of playing around with words and repeating the same themes in all the

TIRO CONFRONT APARTHEID SETTLER COLONIALISM!

Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Vice Chancellor, ladies and gentlemen, allow me to start off by borrowing language from our former Prime Minister, Mr. Vorster. Addressing an Afrikaner Student Bond (A.S.B) Congress in June last year, Mr. Vorster said: “No Black man

REMEMBERING ONKGOPOTSE TIRO 36 YEARS AFTER HIS BRUTAL MURDER

Writing about heroic leaders in the African Valhalla, the late Professor Ivan Van Sertima wrote that when a star dies it does not vanish from the firmament. Its light keeps streaming across the fields of time and space so that

BOTSWANA’S 43RD ANNIVESSARY

Botswana is currently celebrating its 43rd anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. Like any developing country, Botswana has its share of problems - poverty, unemployment, skewed distribution of resources and their attendant vices. There are intra and inter party