Tag Archive: South Africa

South Africa Decides Unchartered Path: South Afica’s two-weeks of agony and horse trading

South Africa’s May 29 parliamentary elections produced no clear winner with a mandate to rule by itself, forcing the ruling African National Congress (ANC)...

Article | June 04, 2024
Xenophobia in SA, Social Media’s Immediacy in Modifying African Behaviour

This recent week, if I owned Facebook, Google or WhatsApp and sitting far, far away from South Africa, Southern Africa and Africa itself I...

Article | September 16, 2019
South African Businesses Close As Zambian Students Protest Xenophobia

Dozens of South African businesses include banks, supermarkets and a television provider have been temporarily shut down in the Zambian capital Lusaka, as thousands...

Article | September 09, 2019
Ramaphosa, and the Soft Tyranny of Low Expectations

South African social media have been even more intemperate than usual since Cyril Ramaphosa was elected ANC leader – and yes, I realise how...

Article | February 21, 2018
Cyril Ramaphosa and the Irrelevance of Adultery

Those who think that politicians should be held to a higher moral standard than other influential people seem guilty of an inconsistency. The primary...

Article | September 08, 2017
Zapiro and the rape of South Africa

If you are reading this, then you have likely seen today’s Zapiro cartoon. If you haven’t, you can see it on Daily Maverick. I’m...

Article | April 18, 2017
Mandela Day and Sustainable Charity

In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared that 18 July should be commemorated as “Nelson Mandela International Day”, in recognition of his...

Article | July 19, 2016