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ANC: The “glue” that keeps it together?

ANC: The “glue” that keeps it together?

Phumzile Ntshangase looks at the ANC in relation to the upcoming South African elections.
In 1994 when a journey of liberation was documented, Nelson Mandela was advocating a democratic and participating, leadership style. Question is, does great leadership today know what they too are learning and developing day by day in their job?
With Nelson Mandela’s death, it has been alleged that …

Luthuli House fire: Political sabotage?

Luthuli House fire: Political sabotage?

Joan Madiba looks at the recent fire at ANC headquarters Luthuli House.
A fire broke out at The African National Congress’ headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening last week. The political party believes that this was an arson attack. Jackson Mthembu, the party’s spokesperson said that this was arson and therefore, political in an attempt to create problems in …

ANC’s visit to Mandela: a Publicity stunt?

ANC’s visit to Mandela: a Publicity stunt?

Joan Madiba looks at recent scandals regarding the use of political icons for publicity.
Former president Nelson Mandela was in the news in the past weeks because of his ailing health. Shortly after he returned home after his most recent stay in hospital the South African audience was invited into his home by the SABC. The broadcaster followed a political delegation …

The African National Regress – South Africa’s democracy: pending…

The African National Regress – South Africa’s democracy: pending…

What is it like being a member of the least intelligent race that according to YouTube poster R3ind33r destroyed the whole nation in its majority? Cindy Dladla explains.
Our country as a rainbow nation is booming with minerals, vibrancy, agriculture and shower heads that water it, not to mention baby Julius being kicked out of the crib because he learnt how …

Zuma and South African art unveiled

Zuma and South African art unveiled

The most popular topic currently explored in South African media is the controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma by artist Brett Murray, being showcased at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. The controversy erupted as a result of the painting explicitly sporting Zuma’s genitals “hanging out of his pants”. The artist is one among many who are punting the right to …

Please call (VOTE 18 MAY)

Please call (VOTE 18 MAY)

Naledi Siphokazi Msimang ponders the SMS war waged on her SAMSUNG STAR by the opposition parties.
I am sure that you got these SMSes too; you know, the ones summarising a political party’s manifestos and achievements since 19-voetsek in 160 characters? It seems that my cell phone has now become a hotly contested terrain wherein political battles must be waged. …

Who will get your vote?

Who will get your vote?

Pheladi Sethusa, a second year Media Studies student, attended a local government elections debate held by the Wits Politics Department on East Campus today. She presents a report on the positions put forward by three representatives from the ANC, the DA and COPE.
The topic up for debate was the local municipal elections, which will be upon us in a matter …

He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones

He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones

In January 2010, the ANCYL filed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the DA-led municipality in Cape Town for the installation of open toilets for Makhaza residents. And for months to come, the ANC would use the incident as the why-you-should-not-vote-for-the DA-card! ANCYL President Julius Malema was on the forefront of the court proceedings on …

Religion (mis)used as the opium of the masses in politics?

Religion (mis)used as the opium of the masses in politics?

Local government elections are around the corner and yes, it is that time again where election buzz dominates our media. I have been bitten by the bug myself. However I am concerned about the undemocratic and unscrupulous (I think) tendencies in political campaigns of likening political affiliations to religious ones. What is it with politicians and using religious connotations in …

The future of the alliance: ‘an end to an error?’

The future of the alliance: ‘an end to an error?’

Andiswa Makanda reflects on the future of the tripartite alliance between the ANC, SACP and COSATU.
The two-week strike and the events surrounding the strike pose concerns for the relations within the tripartite alliance. The leftist alliance is now at loggerheads with each other on economic policies. The two-week strike was by no means a reflection of the complex, complicated relationship …

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