Tag Archives: PW Botha

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

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

WHAT IS THIS HULLABALOO ABOUT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA?

There is this hullabaloo around the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison which falls on the 11th February. The media, which created this hue and cry in the first place, is abuzz with the news of

SA MEDIA FAILS PUBLIC

Addressing the annual dinner of the American Press Association in 1914 John Swinton, editor of the New York News said "There is no such thing as an independent press in America. Not a man among you dares to utter his