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Bheki Makhubu

Bheki Makhubu

    King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
    King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
    COMMENTFor King Mswati III, becoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while hosting the organisation’s 36th...
    ​SA (and the world) needs a Mandela, who delivered what he promised
    ​SA (and the world) needs a Mandela, who delivered what he promised
    South Africa celebrates Mandela Month at a time when the world is terribly unstable: a madman is clawing his way to the White House, Europe is...
    SABC’s censorship of news recalls the days of apartheid
    SABC’s censorship of news recalls the days of apartheid
    COMMENT
    Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
    Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
    The riveting political events of the last month in the wake of the Constitutional Court’s sanction of President Jacob Zuma have been most...
    Amos Mbedzi was wrongly convicted
    Amos Mbedzi was wrongly convicted
    When Oscar Pistorius goes to the high court in Pretoria for sentencing on April 18, spare a thought for another South African – one serving a...
    EFF's Sona stunt may have saved Mbete
    EFF's Sona stunt may have saved Mbete
    DEMOCRACY
    Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
    Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
    While African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was extolling the virtues of empowering women on the continent at the African Union summit...
    Africa battles to rid itself of absolute kings and mini-monarchs
    Africa battles to rid itself of absolute kings and mini-monarchs
    The incarceration of the abaThembu king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has not only touched a raw nerve among traditionalists in South Africa, but will...
    Confusing visa laws have a ripple effect on SA's neighbours
    Confusing visa laws have a ripple effect on SA's neighbours
    When South Africa introduced new visa regulations to control the movement of children coming into the country, it was immediately felt by its...
    Free speech remains a mote in Africa's eye
    Free speech remains a mote in Africa's eye
    For many of us in Africa, particularly journalists, freedom of expression remains most elusive in societies where governments believe they hold...
    Pistorius injustice demeans us
    Pistorius injustice demeans us
    After I was sentenced to two year's imprisonment in July 2014, the date of my release became the focal point of my existence. Whatever I did in...