FRED KHUMALO: Open your eyes to the rest of Soweto

White South Africans, put your fears away; go to Soweto. It’s as civilised as Sandton, but a bit more relaxed and colourful

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FRED KHUMALO: A doomed coalition

Steenhuisen’s statement that the DA has not ruled out a coalition with the ANC is not surprising, but such a marriage would neutralise both parties

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FRED KHUMALO: A culinary disappointment in the south of Joburg

My introduction to restaurants of the south wasn’t great; despite the famous ‘vibe’, the menu and wine list were thin and the wait infuriating

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FRED KHUMALO: Why would a state-owned bank be different?

Mismanagement, ineptitude and corruption have been the undoing of our state enterprises. Why would a state-owned bank be different?

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FRED KHUMALO: My enemy’s enemy is my friend

What Jacob Zuma and his guests have in common is a hatred of Cyril Ramaphosa — and as the saying goes, my enemy’s enemy is my friend

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FRED KHUMALO: South Africans love a temperance tantrum

Bheki Cele’s lack of tact can make him look like a clown, but he was trying to save us from ourselves by enforcing the lockdown booze ban

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FRED KHUMALO: Jonas Gwangwa took SA jazz to the world

Jonas Gwangwa is the only South African to have been nominated for a musical score Oscar — for Cry Freedom, based on the life of Steve Biko

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FRED KHUMALO: Good riddance Trump

Trump did democracy a great disservice. Thanks to him, conservatism is wrongly equated with racism and the term ‘liberal’ has become an insult

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FRED KHUMALO: Let’s celebrate Elon Musk

Why is it difficult to draw inspiration from a fellow South African who went to an apartheid-era school but went on to conquer the world in his field?

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FRED KHUMALO: Turn back the tide

Closing beaches is the right move to fight Covid infections, as anyone who has been to a Durban beach in the festive season can attest

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JUSTICE MALALA: SA is burning from the top down

There is a lawlessness at the top that needs to be stopped — swiftly — because it encourages the arsonists

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FRED KHUMALO: Reparations all round?

Maybe the veterans have a point, after all: why not pay reparations to all black people? But how would this be funded?

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FRED KHUMALO: Mbongeni Ngema — fact or fiction?

Playwright Mbongeni Ngema says he has closed the chapter on abusing women, but some wonder if he is just playing to the box office

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FRED KHUMALO: Books, food and countryside

When the menu arrived, we couldn’t make up our minds, as everything sounded so exquisite

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FRED KHUMALO: The misery of nostalgia

My choice of restaurant was as offensive as Dudu Myeni’s utter disdain for the commission of inquiry into state capture

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FRED KHUMALO: Greenside — a small suburb full of flavour

On a Friday evening, the streets of Greenside are abuzz, making my spot ideal for people-watching

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