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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A Rainbow in Crisis

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

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Art of Persuasion or Manipulation?

Sbu’s ‘Friends Like These’ game show has proved indispensable for motivating South African youth in participating in the 2009 elections; his appearance at the stage of the ruling part on Sunday 19 last rally not only anchored Sbu’s political affiliation it cemented his commitment to 2009 elections participation

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Sbu’s ‘Friends Like These’ game show has proved indispensable for motivating South African youth in participating in the 2009 elections; his appearance at the stage of the ruling part on Sunday 19 last rally not only anchored Sbu’s political affiliation it cemented his commitment to 2009 elections participation.… Read More Art of Persuasion or Manipulation?

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African Consciousness

One of the key points was the fact that about 88 African states were colonized by 8 European countries who legitimized their rights to the resources of those African States while they suffered poverty and degradation and submission. Using slides verbal enunciation Odora-Hopper also tied the entry of Europe into the continent with the age of imperialism (that was preceeded by missionary work)to expand Europe territorially and commercially. Two slides stood out in that presentation. One, showed Africa in pre-colonial period. What was remarkable here was how the ancient states seem to encompass all the states that were neighboring them without bias of borders in a somewhat osmological formation.… Read More African Consciousness

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