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Blacks can be racist

10 July 2012 9:19

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 […]

Why is a second term necessary?

23 June 2012 8:07

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 […]

WIN 2 tickets to Dion Changs’s Flux Trends Conference

6 June 2012 9:50

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’ […]

Footballer of the year: what criteria?

2 June 2012 15:16

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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    The brilliant #147MoreThanANumber social-media campaign started by Kenyan tech activists has ensured the 147 people killed by al-Shabaab at a Garissa university have not become a footnote to terrorism’s ugly story. The campaign has given them names, faces and stories – and it has reinforced public antagonism towards this most cruel of organisations.


    A gruesome video of a US cop shooting and killing an unarmed black man has again raised questions about the use of lethal force by US police against black men. Officer Michael T Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter L Scott in South Carolina. But this is another black mark against US cops.

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    Trevor Noah, who will replace Jon Stewart later this year as the host of The Daily Show, the top-rated US late-night talk and news satire ­television programme. Full stop.


    Vusimuzi Windvoel. Thandi Shongwe. Who? Until this week, nobody knew. Windvoel, an Mpumalanga legislator for the ANC, objected to his fellow DA member Jane Sithole’s dress, saying she looked like a sex worker because she was wearing “see-through things”. Shongwe, the speaker, agreed. Words fail us.

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    This week Angelina Jolie had a second round of preventive surgery after gene testing revealed vulnerability to ovarian cancer. Twice now, this superstar has written publicly about her decision to undergo surgery to protect her life and keep cancer at bay. By doing this, she turned a private battle into public health education. She intends to meet her grandchildren, she says.


    Vindictive, dishonest, lacking integrity and honour and making false statements under oath. Judge Elias Matojane had nothing good to say about acting Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza’s conduct in a bid to suspend the unit’s head in Gauteng, Shadrack Sibiya. How can we now trust Ntlemeza to do his utmost best to protect and serve?

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    JP Duminy for taking a hat-trick of wickets as the Proteas booked their semifinal spot in the 2015 World Cup with a victory over Sri Lanka this past week. JP’s hat-trick was the second in South African one-day international history, but the first at a World Cup. He was also the second spinner to take a World Cup hat-trick, behind Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq.


    The world would be better if people like Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu weren’t in power. For a long time now, neighbouring Palestine has been living under Israel’s oppressive rules. In the run-up to the election this past week, Netanyahu vowed not to create a separate state for Palestine. Clearly, power corrupts – absolutely.

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    Sizwe Nxasana, the man with the ­Midas touch, has announced his decision to step down as FirstRand CEO. Under his tenure, FirstRand has become a top-eight firm on the JSE and is Africa’s largest bank by market value and earnings. The group reported stellar profit, a trend that has followed Nxasana through a star-studded career. A role model for generations to come.


    Speaker Baleka Mbete has never been everyone’s cup of tea. This week she vindicated her critics. When President Zuma ignored her intervention in Parliament – four times – she made excuses that he could not hear her “pleas for him to sit”. To top it all, she told MPs they were not equal to Zuma. Has she ever read the Constitution?

Murray is a fake artist

26 May 2012 10:20

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 […]

State must keep eye on the right balls

26 May 2012 10:17

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 […]

Don’t play the race card

26 May 2012 10:12

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 […]

Last chance: win Rand Easter Show tickets

12 April 2012 13:30

Win double tickets to the Rand Easter Show. Enter now. To qualify for the draw, SMS Easter/your name/your town to 42987. SMSes charged at R1.50. Lines close at 4pm today (April 12 2012).

My World Cup Moment: Music fever lights up Soweto

11 June 2010 19:20

Bonolo Modise writes about the concert of a lifetime. Send your World Cup moments and pictures to 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 […]

What ever happened to true Communism, Socialism

9 December 2009 8:47

  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 […]



President Jacob Zuma has failed us. He has not protected us.
Amos Madhudhu, a Zimbabwean who was part of a group of foreigners who were displaced in Ekurhuleni, lashing out at South Africa’s government

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