• Ramaphosa, and the Soft Tyranny of Low Expectations

    Ramaphosa, and the Soft Tyranny of Low Expectations0

    South African social media have been even more intemperate than usual since Cyril Ramaphosa was elected ANC leader – and yes, I realise how implausible that might sound. It nevertheless strikes me as true in light of the volume of comment I read calling for President Zuma’s head (sometimes quite literally), now that he was

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  • Cyril Ramaphosa and the Irrelevance of Adultery

    Cyril Ramaphosa and the Irrelevance of Adultery0

    Those who think that politicians should be held to a higher moral standard than other influential people seem guilty of an inconsistency. The primary clue as to what should be expected of you is in your job title or description – if you’re a teacher, you should be judged on your teaching, and if you’re

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  • Zapiro and the rape of South Africa

    Zapiro and the rape of South Africa0

    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 not going to reproduce it here, both because I haven’t asked for permission to do so, and because some folk who I hope to engage via this post might think it’s

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  • Mandela Day and Sustainable Charity

    Mandela Day and Sustainable Charity0

    In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared that 18 July should be commemorated as “Nelson Mandela International Day”, in recognition of his “struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace”. It is unfortunately all too easy to imagine Mandela looking on in dismay at where we are in 2016,

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Paul Shalala ZNBC

When you think critically, religion is just a fake ploy to enslave us. The coloniser came with it to Africa and brainwashed us in order to take control of our minds, resources and our destiny. Why is is that you can't question certain things that don't make sense?