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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FRED KHUMALO: Corruption knows no pigmentation

A call for racial solidarity — based on a perception that only one race of people is targeted by the Hawks — is misplaced and dangerous

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FRED KHUMALO: Pata Pata a stand out in Maboneng

The atmosphere at Maboneng’s Pata Pata makes it stand out in a neighbourhood of really cool restaurants

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FRED KHUMALO: The real Korean deal

The families who walked in were Korean and Chinese, which gave me hope that this restaurant was the genuine article. I was not disappointed

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FRED KHUMALO: The spice of life

Discussing corruption and recent high-profile arrests in everyday conversation has become something of an SA mainstay

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FRED KHUMALO: Rediscovering African cuisine

South Africans know more about European and US culture than about the varied and sometimes surprising food to come out of the rest of Africa

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FRED KHUMALO: A tasteful celebration

A lower lockdown alert level was just the excuse for serious dining in a delightful ambience, and this establishment was the ideal venue

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FRED KHUMALO: A Greek with a welcome gift

George Bizos was a man whose many small acts of generosity, like he showed to me, weren’t even seen by his millions of admirers

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FRED KHUMALO: Clicks’ plain, avoidable disrespect

The scandal that has erupted over a Clicks hair advert could have been averted if black people occupied real decision-making positions

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FRED KHUMALO: Hot under the collar

My country bumpkin cousin — who lost a curry challenge three years ago — wanted a rematch. But it didn’t end well for him

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FRED KHUMALO: Out and about in joyful Jozi

It’s embarrassing to be confronted with the evidence that the lifting of the alcohol ban is being celebrated so rashly on Joburg’s streets

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FRED KHUMALO: Don’t overlook this Jozi gem

When liquor outlets shut down, the tenants of my friend’s mother brewed concoctions that immediately attracted a steady stream of visitors

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