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The Emperor is naked

In Wizard of the Crow? on June 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

by Njabulo S Ndebele, City Press

A reincarnated Hans Christian Andersen may have painted The Spear for those denying the testimony of their eyes

‘The Emperor’s New Clothes” is one of the most enduring tales by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of a fashion-obsessed Emperor who has no time to govern his country, care for his people and show leadership.  Read the rest of this entry »


The murder of Thapelo Makhutle

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, we shall be the prey and the vulture on June 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

by Sokari Ekine, Black Looks

I am stunned, sickened.    23 year old Thapelo Makutle [Queen Bling] was murdered – beheaded in the early hours of  the 9th June 2012,  the second murder in less than a week. Neil Daniels, 36 body was found burned and mutilated on Monday 4th June.  In December last year, Jason Wessenaar , a 39-year-old activist and television presenter, was also murdered.Right now I cant find the words to write about these terrors. Read the rest of this entry »

Obey Jacob Zuma

In we shall be the prey and the vulture on June 8, 2012 at 9:37 am

Egypt’s revolution: Bread, freedom, social justice and why global solidarity matters

In Freedom on June 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

Comrades from Cairo, Pambazuka

To you at whose side we struggle,

From the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, the powers that be have launched a vicious counter-revolution to contain our struggle and subsume it by drowning the people’s voices in a process of meaningless, piecemeal political reforms. This process is aimed at deflecting the path of revolution and the Egyptian people’s demands for ‘bread, freedom and social justice’.  Read the rest of this entry »

Homosexuality and the Great African Identity Heist

In Freedom on June 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

by Aubrey Masango, The Daily Maverick

The recent utterances by the president of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA, Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa, about the need to review the constitutional protection of gay rights is indicative of questionable institutions clamouring for relevance and survival. It further raises questions about the legitimacy of such institutions as they claim to be the “custodians and protectors” of the cultural identities of the indigenous people of South Africa and the rest of Africa. Are we witnessing, through such utterances, the hijacking of the identity of millions for the benefit of illegitimate aristocrats? Read the rest of this entry »