The ruler of the Balobedu has always been a woman, believed to have the power to bring rain, an idea that has appealed to me since childhood
It seems Solly Msimanga thought he could use his office to get the police on his side, while Ace Magashule tried to suspend the president
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?
When I tell my kids the stretch between Woodmead and Kyalami was once largely undeveloped land, they think I am making it up
The next time the president addresses the nation he should urge fellow South Africans to learn at least one local language, with immediate effect
Wandie’s Place is the oldest restaurant in Soweto and offers possibly the best African cuisine in town, along with a classy ambience
King Zwelithini’s legacy does not warm my heart, but there’s no denying the achievements of his warrior forebears
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
White South Africans, put your fears away; go to Soweto. It’s as civilised as Sandton, but a bit more relaxed and colourful
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
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
Mismanagement, ineptitude and corruption have been the undoing of our state enterprises. Why would a state-owned bank be different?
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
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
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
Trump did democracy a great disservice. Thanks to him, conservatism is wrongly equated with racism and the term ‘liberal’ has become an insult
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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