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Chris Mann

Chris Mann

    EFF’s pseudo-radicalism gives voters a false sense of how things will really work
    EFF’s pseudo-radicalism gives voters a false sense of how things will really work
    COMMENTThere’s none so rhetorical as the pseudo-radical. The EFF’s election manifesto for the local government elections in August shows...
    #RhodesMustFall: Lessons to be drawn
    #RhodesMustFall: Lessons to be drawn
    The #RhodesMustFall debate raises the issue of iconic historical figures in a multicultural democracy guided by a Bill of Rights. In 2010, a...
    Circumcision: A sharp twist of the knife and all is lost
    Circumcision: A sharp twist of the knife and all is lost
    This week’s reports had 30 dead in the Eastern Cape so far this year. The province’s Health Department figures for 2001-5 show an...
    South Africa: Village thinking at a national level
    South Africa: Village thinking at a national level
    Listening to President Jacob Zuma being interviewed recently on Ukhozi FM, I was struck by how relaxed and confident he was. Speaking an eloquent...
    Viva to the SA pencil-pushing angels who simply do their jobs
    Viva to the SA pencil-pushing angels who simply do their jobs
    I have a confession to make: I love good administrators. It's true – I love modest, orderly and efficient fellow human beings who sit at...
    Quo vadis university education?
    Quo vadis university education?
    Graduations took place all over the country last month. Flashbulbs popped on stages as chancellors conferred degrees on the bowed heads of...
    Universal leap of faith
    Universal leap of faith
    A few years ago I stood with my family on a nondescript mound of bush and stones in the Holy Land. A small plain of arable farmland lay in front of...
    Breaking the silence
    Breaking the silence
    I write to register my outrage as a citizen, an African and an artist at the worsening repression in Zimbabwe. The arrest of journalists, the...