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Too Congolese to be South African and too South African to be Congolese. So where would we find the response to the statement: “Go back to your country!”?
The past week has been a real thriller rollercoaster ride that has left many of us confused by the leadership of uMama uSusan Shabangu.
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"I am surprised to see a trade union leader implicitly calling for a boycott and embrace an uninformed narrative."
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Mbeki's 'I am an African' speech laid the conceptual framework for what was articulated as the 'African Renaissance' and later still as 'Africa Rising'.
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The enthusiasm in entrepreneurship in Africa hasn't translated to investment in high-growth sectors such as agriculture or construction.
I look forward to the following week, not least the inevitable references to minister Radebe's sexually inappropriate texts to a staffer in his department.
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This is for the gent who wants to give up his trashiness (and the rest of you). The trash endorsed by your mum, dad, sister, friends and pretty much all the media you have ever consumed.
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The hardest part of the growth process -- and no matter how many times you go through it, you never get used to it -- is learning to let go.
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Abuse of any kind is a societal mission. We need to fight as a community and not just by telling others how nonsensical or trashy they are.
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"I'm told there is NO WAY he can dance and sing at the same time and I hear Micheal Jackson roll in his grave. Elvis groans from the Great Toilet in the sky."
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Where do kids learn these things from? What are their parents like? Are they taught to be hurtful, hateful, discriminatory people?
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I would love for this year to have more of a lasting impact, more than just new tailored outfits or new beads in the cupboard worn as costumes to events.
"If the ANC does to you what the apartheid government did to you, then you must do to the ANC what you did to the apartheid government."
Gender based violence against women is actually a men's issue, and I can't separate myself from that.