FRED KHUMALO: The ANC’s clown prince

Did Sexwale truly fall for this scam or is there another agenda at play; what is he trying to achieve: incite emotions that might lead to violence?

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FRED KHUMALO: Nostalgic ride to posh estate

When I tell my kids the stretch between Woodmead and Kyalami was once largely undeveloped land, they think I am making it up

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FRED KHUMALO: A message for Cyril’s next family meeting

The next time the president addresses the nation he should urge fellow South Africans to learn at least one local language, with immediate effect

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FRED KHUMALO: Endurance of Soweto’s Wandie’s Place

Wandie’s Place is the oldest restaurant in Soweto and offers possibly the best African cuisine in town, along with a classy ambience

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FRED KHUMALO: Why King Zwelithini’s legacy matters

King Zwelithini’s legacy does not warm my heart, but there’s no denying the achievements of his warrior forebears

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FRED KHUMALO: A bad taste of Naija

Maybe I went there on a bad day. But what was on offer was limited and what was available was abysmal — a pity, because the place is beautiful

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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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