I never thought I would ever say what I am about to say. We need to moderate the concept of academic freedom.
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.
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Wednesday. I’m hungry. I’m thinking about Doctor Hunter S Thomson.
The recent behaviour displayed by our parliamentarians is disturbing, with the name-calling, shouting and refusal to obey the rules of the House.
There is nothing as sweet as a hard-earned victory. Ask Bafana Bafana. They should be over the moon at qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.