Dec 6th, 2013
by Okoi Obono Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th July, 1918 at a remote and tiny village of Mvezo at the banks of the Mbashe River in the district of Umtata. In Xhosa (one of the ethnic nationalities in South Africa), ‘Rolihlahla’ literally means “pulling the branch of a tree”. He died on...
Mar 28th, 2013
Johannesburg – South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela is “responding positively” to treatment for a recurring lung infection after being admitted to hospital, the government said on Thursday. “He remains under treatment and observation in hospital,” it added in a statement, without givi...
In South Africa
Nov 11th, 2012
Memorial lecture by ANC President on legacy of his predecessor, November 9 2012 ANC President Jacob Zuma, The President Thabo Mbeki Centenary Lecture, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape November 9 2012 Theme: Let a hundred flowers bloom The National Chairperson, Secretary General and all ANC officials...
In Letters & Interviews
May 25th, 2012
A South African artist called Brett Murray has been causing a huge stir since his painting of South Africa’s president titled The Spear was put up in a local gallery. The ANC have worked themselves up into a total frothy about the painting and their biggest issue with it – It’s racist. ??????? ...
May 21st, 2012
Johannesburg – The daughter of the late ANC veteran Oliver Tambo showed little sympathy for President Jacob Zuma’s complaint about a portrait of himself exposing his genitals, The Star reported on Monday. Tselane Tambo posted the following message on a social networking site: “So th...
Feb 2nd, 2012
By Veli Mbele In just under two decades of liberation, South Africa is now gripped by the deadly politics of character assassination, rapacious self-enrichment and factionalism. The ideals of the anti-apartheid struggle have been lost in public life. Reflecting on his own contribution to the Russian ...