I usually have a response to everything but I choked in two instances: » When a friend said: “Blacks can’t be racist.” » When a Twitter user asked how it is that I wrote an article on the Jessica Leandra dos Santos matter but did not even comment on the Tshidi Thamana stunt. These statements […]
Here I am, listening to yet another discussion on in-fighting among factions within the ANC. It is the ANC’s election year and I am reminded of the previous election in Polokwane and the nightmares that created. Our president was recalled, the national police commissioner was in trouble and accusations of plots to undermine leaders and […]
Dion Chang will host the Flux Trends Conference at University of Johannesburg Arts Centre Theatre on Thursday, June 7 from 8am – 5pm, courtesy of City Press. Keep up with new consumer trends and gain competition edge. Aren’t you curious to discover what state we’re in beyond 2012? All you need to do SMS ‘flux’ […]
The PSL Footballer of the Year Award will never cease to amaze me. It is obvious that the award is only meant to compensate and console the Premiership team and players who finish second best. Last year, Thulani Serero of Ajax Cape Town won the controversial award, this after Ajax finished as runners-up to Orlando […]
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Musician John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, sponsored food trucks in New York so that crowds protesting against the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings by white policemen didn’t have to go hungry. They paid for the trucks on behalf of a Twitter-based activist group, Operation Help or Hush. Nice to know the gorgeous couple are good citizens, too.Not:
‘Harsh’ and ‘abhorrent’ were the toughest words CIA boss John Brennan could find to defend revelations that his agency tortured and brutalised detainees after 9/11. Declassified pages from a massive secret report exposed harrowing details of just how the agency operated – and how the US government knew all about it.
Chad le Clos keeps getting better every time he dives into a swimming pool. On Thursday night, he broke another world record and picked up a second gold medal at the world short-course championships in Qatar. The young swimmer is the kind of sports star who makes us look forward to the next Olympics. After all, he’s our golden boy.Not:
We all have bad days at work, but it seems a little career limiting to complain publicly about how much the job bores us. Gauteng’s community safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, who earns R1.7 million a year, took to Facebook to bemoan the “boring” legislature this week. We’re sorry your life’s so tough, ma’am.
Only in South Africa would a puppet emerge as the champion of the freedom of speech and the battle against racism. Puppet Chester Missing claimed victory for these causes when he defeated Steve Hofmeyr and his representative Dan Roodt in court this week.
Viva SA’s favourite puppet. Viva!Not:
Spare a thought for poor Dan Roodt, whose life in post-1994 South Africa is worse than we thought. Roodt, who represented Steve Hofmeyr against Chester Missing, told 702 that Hofmeyr and other Afrikaans pop singers were the only “consolation” Afrikaners had now that democracy is here to stay. Someone buy the man a Beyoncé CD.
Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC deputy president and leader of the ANC’s political committee in Parliament, made an effort to rise above the petty politics of political parties to provide a solution to arrest the decline of the institution. Although his deal fell apart after reaching the parties’ caucuses, his efforts were a step in the right direction and should continue.Not:
Political parties in Parliament should be ashamed of themselves for further dragging down the name and reputation of the institution. Even with attempts to mediate a solution to restore Parliament’s dignity, the hostility among MPs appears to be deep-seated. At this rate, we’re not far from open violence in the House.
Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke deserves kudos for asking uncomfortable questions and provoking discussions about how power is dispersed in our democratic dispensation. He is correct to ask if we need future presidents to have sweeping powers, and his critique of land reform, the access to justice and inequality is pertinent.Not:
Unpatriotic and “prima donna” behaviour will take you nowhere. Bafana Bafana midfielder May Mahlangu this week shunned the national team’s call, citing fatigue. Mahlangu has no one else to blame but himself if he does not feature for Bafana ever again after Safa imposed an immediate ban on him from playing for the team.
The picture attributed to Brett Murray as a depiction of President Jacob Zuma is clearly nowhere close to being artistic. There is absolutely nothing artistic about it. Murray simply took a picture of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and doctored it by inserting President Jacob Zuma’s face and private parts, so that there would be controversy […]
Dear Ferial Haffajee. Thank you for constantly reminding us in South Africa of our right to freedom of speech and expression. You are the bravest editor in our country, the only one with balls! Why this outrage by the ANC and other art-illiterates about a painted image of a penis that appears on a painting […]
As a black man, I fail to see how Murray’s painting insulted me Siyasanga M Tyali is a totally myopic commentator who chose to play a race card as a substitute for logical reasoning. That City Press printed his illogical words shows just how protected and harnessed the right of freedom of expression is, which […]
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Bonolo Modise writes about the concert of a lifetime. Send your World Cup moments and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. On the road to the biggest music event to hit the African continent in Soweto there was an exciting atmosphere of unity among locals. Even though the park-and-drive system did not work out as well as it […]
ONE had expected that calls by certain individuals in the tripartite alliance for the nationalisation of mines and wealth of mining moguls Patrice Motsepe and Tokyo Sexwale would have at the least garnered support from the SA Communist Party that purports to be the home of proponents of Marxism-Leninism. To the contrary, the nationalisation […]
The ANC is unfazed with rhetoric and rudderless organisations that are formed by angry people unfortunately in pursuit of their selfish agenda.
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Ordinary people are adversely affected by load shedding, and there may well be disastrous consequences for jobs, livelihoods and our sinking economy.
We hear it all the time, especially during the festive season. Many of South Africa’s taxis are death traps.