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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
By Carl Niehaus Forty-one years ago on the fateful day of the 12th of September 1977, one of the greatest sons of our South African soil, Bantu Stephen Biko, passed away because of the vicious torture that he was subjected to by the security police of the apartheid regime. Forty-one years ago on the fateful day of the 12th of...
The communications expert Julia Wood defines communication as “a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings.”   Hearing Wood in this sense is to hear the underscoring of the science, art and skill of communications. Since Sunday Times have apprised us all of an apparent "secret" meeting held among ANC members, we are compelled...
We have been here before in another epoch when some stood accused of seeking to oust Mbeki  Sunday Times the Tiso Blackstar newspaper, broke this weekend with a story of an apparent ‘secret meeting’ that transpired between ANC people including a crossbreed of former and current leaders. As the gossip winds blow in South Africa, the claims were made by the Sunday Times...
Simphiwe Zungu The lawyers of former South African Airways chair Dudu Myeni are celebrating a victory, this after a dossier implicating former SAA CEO Coleman Andrews of corruption and bribery was hand-delivered to the Hawks offices on Wednesday. Myeni had been vocal against Andrews' selling of SAA's aircrafts to a foreign company. Out of 60 aircrafts, 51 aircrafts were sold...
The month of August has been an interesting one for our beloved South Africa. The Commission investigating “State Capture” finally got underway and commenced with public hearings. The big political story was, of course, the accusations by the New York Times (NYT) levelled at the Deputy President of the ANC and that of the Republic, David Mabuza. The Leader of the Democratic...
It is eight months since a lusty CR17 hard-liner group forced Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa to abandon a proper handover and Mandela type of transition that he himself admitted was running smoothly between him and his predecessor. They obsessed to have him deliver a SONA and occupy Mahlamba Ndlopu as the new leader of South Africa in a stark farcical...
To its undying shame, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services (“JCSP”) have been hoodwinked by the DA’s Steenhuisen into a farcical enquiry to impeach the Public Protector. Predictably, revenge and racist disparate treatment are the motivating factors for the DA - it was the only party in Parliament that vehemently opposed the appointment of our Public Protector.  When...
by Anele Danker The Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority were on Wednesday slapped with a dossier of evidence from a French investigating body which investigated competition and corruption in the airline industry. The dossier clears former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni and directly implicates SAA's former CEO, American turn-around strategist Coleman Andrews. The dossier titled "selling the airways" was...
Mzansi increasingly attests to a geographic space where a forced narrative of natural 'angels and demons', has come to define our discourse.   Campaigns have a specific intent, agenda and aim. It involves strategies and tactics that must be realised within a space of time for its overarching objectives to have maximum impact. A recent development in our discourse attests to...
Despite the United Nation's (UN) formation of a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development which supposedly includes all countries, all stakeholders and all people, Taiwan's 23 million people have been left out. Even though Taiwan's valuable contributions are widely acclaimed around the globe, the UN continues to ignore what Taiwan can offer. By continually misusing the 1971's General Assembly Resolution 2758...


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