Steve Biko wanted black people to be self-reliant. Xolela Mangcu examines how we can apply Biko’s philosophy to our modern lives.
Xolela Mangcu has a plan to transform SA’s professoriate
Songstress Roberta Flack’s classic Go Up Moses contains the following lyrics, which I have remembered since I was a little boy: “My people, let Pharaoh go/ You don’t need him/ You don’t need his tricks/ You don’t need his trinkets/ Let Pharaoh go.”
The ultimate test for democratic societies is whether they have peaceful alternation of government by different political parties.
So what are we to make of the charge by post-1994 revolutionaries that Mamphela Ramphele is a “sellout” for accepting the nomination as the DA’s presidential candidate?
How does a country built on a narrative of victory survive its first moment of collective loss?
I could be wrong on this but I doubt it: black South Africans hold the record for fighting so long for freedom and frittering its gains so soon.
Political analyst Richard Calland caused a storm in a teacup when he suggested that President Jacob Zuma does not read. And now he seems to be doing some creative footwork to explain himself.
I watched with a mix of horror and vindication as an ANC mob howled down former ANC leader Smuts Ngonyama at the heritage celebrations in Mdantsane on Heritage Day.
City Press on Twitter
- TB Joshua among richest pastors in the world – Forbes: http://t.co/NxTYQkZu2u 2 hours ago
- Mexico may fine Miley Cyrus for flag spank while twerking: http://t.co/2sev1pnRUF 3 hours ago
- Scotland’s independence vote: What’s at stake: http://t.co/Vm0zCQcRGw 3 hours ago
- Business only worried about profits, not transformation – Cosatu: http://t.co/HXGxdu3956 3 hours ago
- Get rid of Kebby Maphatsoe, Zuma told: http://t.co/Or7SzAtctL 3 hours ago
Tuesday morning. The beginning of the working week for us Tuesday-to-Saturday punters.
I heard with shock when insults were elevated to another level by Kebby Maphatsoe, a leader of government who audaciously called Public Protector Thuli Madonsela a CIA spy and accused her of undermining the ANC.
The decision by the Northern Cape education department to close down schools in Kuruman for the rest of the year is a tragic and regrettable one.