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 […]
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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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Judge Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling to allow the partial broadcast of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial is welcomed. In past court appearances, space has been an issue due to public interest. As Mlambo said, the ruling will “ensure a greater number of people in the community who are unable to attend the proceedings are able to follow wherever they may be”.Not:
No superstar is bigger than the audience. The antics of US rapper Eminem (he did not want to be photographed by the media while on stage), who performed in the country this week, is disturbing. Blame should also be apportioned to the concert organisers who allow megastars to undermine the freedom of the media to do their jobs.
The time has come for the government to seriously consider legalising dagga for medicinal purposes. This week, terminally ill IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini tabled a Medical Innovation Bill in an attempt to legalise the use of cannabinoids for medical purposes. He and many others should not have to resort to the illegal use of dagga to manage pain.Not:
It may be that the North-West University students who imitated the Sieg Heil salute as a hostel “tradition” did not fully realise the meaning of the Nazi symbol they were mimicking, but the university leaders cannot plead ignorance. Viewing the act in context doesn’t make it less objectionable. It’s unjustifiable. Full stop.
Kudos to the National Prosecuting Authority for its tough stance on rape and child abuse masquerading as culture and tradition. Mvumeleni Jezile (32) was sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Wynberg Regional Court on Thursday for human trafficking, rape and assault after he abducted a 14-year-old girl in 2010, married her and repeatedly raped her.Not:
As the elections near, people on the left, right and centre are calling for “political tolerance”. But what we practise and what we preach are two different things, as evidenced at Wednesday’s DA march when people in ANC
T-shirts brandished bricks with the letters ‘DA’ scrawled on them. So much for political tolerance.
Giving out of love was one of Nelson Mandela’s many attributes. There was further evidence of that this week when his will was read out to his family and the world. He not only gave to his family, but to his support staff. He also awarded bursaries to children in less fortunate schools. This is the power of giving with love that we should all embrace.Not:
Acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said graduates were a drain on colleagues who were skilled but did not have degrees. This explains why capable and educated leaders are leaving the broadcaster, while Motsoeneng, who doesn’t have matric, remains in his position. You wonder who drives them out.
One small step for the official opposition, one giant leap for womankind. Dr Mamphela Ramphele has joined forces with the DA and has become a member of a party whose leadership is largely made up of strong, competent women and is seen by its supporters as a viable alternative to the governing ANC. This is a sign of a healthy democracy.Not:
So there you are, happily planning your election campaign and dreaming of a seat in Parliament for your leader. And then she announces to the nation that she’s standing as presidential candidate for another party. Agang members are furious they weren’t consulted about Ramphele’s big move and say they feel betrayed. A bad sign in a young democracy.
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 email@example.com. 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 […]
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