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Nikiwe Bikitsha

Nikiwe Bikitsha

    SA needs to bridge the gap – literally
    SA needs to bridge the gap – literally
    "Where can we find a cheap place to have supper tonight?" That was the question we put to a fellow traveller on board the third and final...
    The blood sport of succession
    The blood sport of succession
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn has to be one of the most despicable public personalities on the world stage.
    Reopening a closed Mbeki chapter
    Reopening a closed Mbeki chapter
    Reverend Frank Chikane raises some important and valid points in his new book detailing the ousting of former president Thabo Mbeki. As readers and...
    Glass half full now for SA's women
    Glass half full now for SA's women
    Needless to say, we will all spend the next few months wading through and ruminating over the ruling party's policy discussion documents. There are...
    Houston, you had a problem
    Houston, you had a problem
    There were many startling revelations in the tell-all interview Whitney Houston gave to Oprah, the queen of talk, in 2009. This included her...
    We need you at home, Madam Minister
    We need you at home, Madam Minister
    Why on earth would we want to banish one of our most efficient, capable and skilled public officials and political leaders to Addis Ababa?
    Zero tolerance for Zille's barb
    Zero tolerance for Zille's barb
    Not since Jimmy Kruger, police minister in the 1970s, uttered the words "Biko's death leaves me cold" have the words spoken by a serving politician...
    'Tis the season to be sunning oneself
    'Tis the season to be sunning oneself
    In exactly a week from now I, like many South Africans, will decamp to the coast to become a beach bum. I look forward to it enormously and hope to...
    Good eating habits start young
    Good eating habits start young
    When an elder asks you to do something or tells you to, you dare not refuse. In a month-long foray into the social networking site Twitter, I...
    Here's why we care about politicians' sex lives
    Here's why we care about politicians' sex lives
    Whatever will the Italians talk about now, now that their randy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has finally left the building? What will occupy...
    Greetings to the world's seven-billionth person
    Greetings to the world's seven-billionth person
    Dear Dani
    Where is your mama, Nonhle Thema?
    Where is your mama, Nonhle Thema?
    I have been trying desperately to avoid the subject of Nonhle Thema. It is much the same, I suppose, as the way President Jacob Zuma feels every...