Tag Archives: South Africa

Talking Politics & Apartheid

I was talking politics yesterday with two artisans doing temporary work on the farm – mnumzane Pulambi and mnumzane Sibane (not their real names) –  and the discussion moved to the topic of apartheid. They both spoke about some of … Continue reading

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South African Names

South African names are steeped in so much meaning and significance. Many (if not almost all) of them are words or terms that are used directly in everyday language. Here are a few of my favourites, along with (related) facts about the people known by them: … Continue reading

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Today I vote.

Today I vote. Today I vote for democracy And for the South Africa That I want to live in tomorrow. Today I vote to say thank you To the all those South Africans That have defended this birthright And passed … Continue reading

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Know Your Politics: How to Vote

#1 – How to Vote. Election season in Mzansi is on its way. As most of us know, things get a little bit crazy what with everyone trying to convince you who, and who not to vote for. Now more … Continue reading

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On South African Leadership

Our elders – the men and women that fought for this country to be what it is today – had a goal, a vision for South Africa that is embedded in our Constitution, which they adopted in order to: “…Improve … Continue reading

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On Politics in Mzansi

It’s the 31st of October. Each day brings with it news that brings into question, more and more, the integrity of South African President Jacob Zuma. Before the end of this, the 100th year of its existence, the African National … Continue reading

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