Maya Angelou will forever be remembered not only for her fiction, but for campaigning for a better life for the American people, writes John Nichols
Barack Obama, the president who swore his second oath of office on the bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr, used his inaugural address to chart an arc of history from the liberation movements of Lincoln’s time through the civil rights movements a century later, to the day on which hundreds of thousands of Americans cheered for the promise of an emboldened presidency.
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So, let’s talk about Fifty Shades of Grey. Last weekend the movie raked in more than R2.7 billion; for those numerically disinclined (like me) that’s roughly two metric f**k-tons or many, many Nkandlas.
The municipal chaos in Malamulele is gaining momentum in many ways after the area was denied its own municipality by the Municipal Demarcation Board a few weeks ago.
South Africa ended a fragile week in better shape, highlighting its democratic resilience. That is a good sign.