Relationships have their nourishment entrenched in communication. Without communication, even with ourselves, from an individual perspective, there exists no growth. We can see this everyday when we wake up to tackle the world. We are in constant communication with who we are as we battle with the forces of destiny to attain the goals we… Read More The Rainbow Nation: The Neglected Discourse
Assaults, maltreatment, rape and murders in South African farms either those of workers or farmers themselves is as real as daylight in daylight. These are atrocities of a silent war that has ensued way after the birth of the Rainbow Nirvana and had been in existence way before. Go through the work of Henry Nxumalo and you will trace just how far it goes.… Read More Inter Space
The death of Terre’Blanche is playing out against an unpleasant political landscape under the ruling Center. Will the Center hold it all together when we begin to see retaliation? Any sane person should not underestimate the potentiality of revenge when a central figure to a movement is eliminated. Unfortunately this could proof difficult at a time whereby there has been a revival of a struggle song that, in the context of the New South Africa, promotes racial division and hatred.… Read More Tremor 3.4
Be aware that the youth who is leading the struggle today to have a better life and who is yearning for jobs is educated, most beyond the high school level. The struggling youth is not a self imposed tertiary drop out nor someone who defied schooling to loiter around. He or she knows the importance of self worth. His or her dire state is a result of an economic handicap. His parents are unemployed. Her parents have educated her up to a certain qualification level however due to circumstances beyond their control they can’t break into the job market. What is the results of accumulating knowledge and then afterward have no means to dispense you expertise in the world to contribute to the development of your country – frustration is the bitter results. So you will make due with what is promised at the end of the day.… Read More Cracks of a Chariot
Now when a Society takes a peep at its past and isolates a particular event that has had a remarkable impact in the lives of people belonging to its social structures and opts to celebrate that event by honoring those who have partook in it, that society is unwittingly, doubly so knowingly, assessing itself anachronistically. I use the words ‘unwittingly’ and ‘knowingly’ as an attempt to remind us that some members of societies are overtaken by pronouncement of vital periods or occurrences through media or while conversing with their peers or colleagues, even families they are made self aware of their historical heritages. … Read More The Centre’s Loss of Plot
Akin to the collapse of the Berlin Wall at the dawn of the 90’s so had the wall that separated South Africans from the inevitable commingling with each other removed. Black and white people were now viewing each other from a close quarters perspective – as equal. And the nation gave birth to the new constitution which was inclusive of everyone’s rights. Now no matter what tribe or colour you were as long as you were South African, you were now seen as part of a fabric that was woven into what was to be venerated as the Rainbow Nation. … Read More A Rainbow in Crisis
Another important point that Muhammad Yunus made and that is that capitalism does not work henceforth the global economic meltdown that we are experiencing. He highlighted that the rich people did not realise what was happening until they themselves were feeling the hardships of the economic climate. He hinted that there are two aspects to the human condition, the selfish aspect and the selfless aspect. … Read More Selflessness
The freedom that Africa cries for today is that of economics, it cannot reach self resilience without achieving the latter. For this it needs African leaders who take the aspirations of their country men and woman to heart. Africa can do away with those leaders in whom it put trust but they prove themselves to be totalitarian and absolute dictators, selfish and murderous as far as deprivation to their countries is concerned.