Tag: ANC

Unless you were only following SABC, visuals of protests in Tshwane recently filled a lot of our news. Barricaded township roads; burning buses and tyres; shops being looted and bystanders unable to get to work. The spark which triggered the protest action was the announcement of the ANC’s mayoral candidate, in the lead up to […]

The Eastern Cape recently experienced unrest, owing to poor service delivery in Ficksburg and Clocolan, amongst other towns. On Wednesday, the 13th April 2011, violence apparently came about as Mayor Mpothoma Maduma refused to give feedback to the protesters. That evening, millions of South Africans including myself, saw footage of South African Police brutally beating […]

Aurora Empowerment Systems is an active investment company, focusing on high-growth investment opportunities under the ownership of President Jacob Zuma’s nephew, Khulubuse Zuma and Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Zondwa Gadaffi Mandela. However, to most South Africans, Aurora Empowerment Systems is nothing more than a company which hasn’t paid its’ mining employees since March last year. According […]

It was to my great disappointment, that two potentially great leaders, recently chastised me about my ‘anti-ANC’ posts. As leaders in the community, one would expect their loyalty to the country, democracy and social justice to transcend their loyalty to any political party/organisation. An injustice to either, is still an injustice, irrespective of who is […]

A public furore has been caused by the media and the ANC regarding Jimmy Manyi’s remarks about coloured and Indian South Africans. Jimmy Manyi, the then Director General of Labour, appeared on Robinson Regstreeks on KykNET on the 09th March 2010. Manyi raised his views on coloured South Africans in the Western Cape. For the […]

There is no doubt that a government in control of the media, particularly a national broadcaster, can control the way its’ population thinks. Propaganda is the obvious tool for this and its use ensures that the powerful and privileged remain powerful and privileged. It is for this reason that in a democratic state, the government […]

South Africa is a ‘democratic’ state meaning that we as citizens participate in our governance by electing representatives. Thus, in a democratic state the government is merely an instrument in achieving the people’s will. Opposition is very important for the flourishing of democracy. It prevents a one-part state and also acts to keep a balance […]