Hindsight: A good story to tell, a promise to take up arms and nothing to offer

The problem of the blues, the Democratic Alliance, is that while their ideology of equal opportunity for all and abolishment of cronyism is sound they cannot wish away the fact that in order to have an outright win of the black hearts and minds and eventually, votes come 3 August, they will have to be committed to the cause of continuing to lift black people out of poverty.… Read More Hindsight: A good story to tell, a promise to take up arms and nothing to offer

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Hindsight: Of Big Bosses and Minions

  As South African political parties diverge in different directions this weekend across our country to launch their political manifestoes sandwiched with promises and posturing ahead of the oncoming local government elections on  3 August 2016 an uneasiness pervades the employees of the City of Tshwane and their families who have been renting apartments and… Read More Hindsight: Of Big Bosses and Minions

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#theWriterlyBugJuice(v)31/03/16-The Shadow of the big boss

  Critical distance affords those who watch unfolding events from a distance a vantage viewpoint. For the actors in the unfolded events only in hindsight can they make sense of the nexus of those events. We were not actually sure but it was there, like a hunch that everybody feels at the same time but… Read More #theWriterlyBugJuice(v)31/03/16-The Shadow of the big boss

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Next

Today in South Africa there is a known fear that is slowly creeping back into our consciousness or perhaps should we say hatred for the ‘other’ for that matter. The powers that be has appealed to the masses that they must harness the positive energy from the remnants of the effects of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in each other to instill a feeling of African Unity, camaraderie and sharewood.
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The Rainbow Nation: The Neglected Discourse

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

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Inter Space

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

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Tremor 3.4

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

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Cracks of a Chariot

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

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The Centre’s Loss of Plot

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

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