09/09/2017 09:51 SAST | Updated 09/09/2017 09:51 SAST

Best Of The Blogs 9 September: The Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now

Catch up on some of this week's best blogs.

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1. Black Women Love Black Men -- Almost Supernaturally
As easily as black women can love black men as brothers and fathers. As easily as black women can cherish their black lovers taking them back every time because they believe that they can do better and that one day they will see the prize before them; their black queens. Read more.

2. The Leadership Deficit In Africa Is Stunting Development
Happenings in Africa for over four decades point to the fact that Africa is highly anaemic of leadership that understand where it is coming from and where it is going. It is very evidential that the leaders that stood out for the last lap of the liberation and independence struggle for Africa from the 1940s to the late 60s are in a sharp contrast from what we have had for the last three decades. Read more.

3. South African Airways Is The Perfect Example Of How Socialism Can Impoverish Even Socialists
In their familiar government-mindedness, our Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his coterie of Marxist advisors say they remain convinced that South Africa still needs a state airline despite SAA limping from crisis to crisis, burning public money at the speed of sound in the process, writes Mbulelo Nguta, Director of School Vouchers SA.

4. Could The Cyril Ramaphosa Scandal Be A Dirty Tricks Campaign?
Why we absolutely should care about the Cyril Ramaphosa alleged "affair" scandal: Let me state upfront, I have little interest in the sexual proclivities of our Deputy President, provided, like with any other normal citizen, no crime has been committed, says Mike Abel, Chief Executive Partner at M&C SAATCHI ABEL, South Africa.

5. The Question South Africans Should Be Asking: What Happens Now To Bell Pottinger's Handlers?
As a business, Bell Pottinger is as good as dead. For too long they have got away with being the world champions of dirty tricks in the PR industry, and they have got what they deserved. The level of scrutiny of their operations -- for the first time, as far as I am aware -- has effectively finished them off. They should shut up shop and go and play golf. Read more.

6. Connecting The Dots Between Glebelands And The Latest Tragedy Of Sindiso Magaqa
"Our observation is that killings are well-planned, carefully executed by highly trained individuals, and they are meant to destabilise South Africa, and the entry point is KZN." -- KwaZulu-Natal ANC secretary Super Zuma after the September 4 death of former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds during a July 13 assassination attempt at Umzinkhulu. Read more.

7. Severe Adverse Effects Of Excessive Alcohol During Pregnancy Are Not Limited To Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
'Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders' is the summary term to describe physical and neurobehavioural problems in children exposed to alcohol in utero. It consists of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), partial FAS, alcohol-related birth defects and alcohol-related neurological disorders. Read more.