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Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni is the online night editor at the Mail & Guardian. He has a keen interest in South African politics and history, is an avid reader and loves anything to do with good hip-hop music, literature and afrofuturism. Described as a "blerd" and postmodernist by some, he prefers being called OJ.
    Parliament: Baleka Mbete to return #StateCapture report to public protector's office
    Parliament: Baleka Mbete to return #StateCapture report to public protector's office
    Outgoing public protector Thuli Madonsela's request to have the state capture report given to the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka...
    Gordhan says he has no confidence in Abrahams's ability to afford him a fair trial
    Gordhan says he has no confidence in Abrahams's ability to afford him a fair trial
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    Des van Rooyen joins Zuma in applying for interdict against public protector's report
    Des van Rooyen joins Zuma in applying for interdict against public protector's report
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    Five noteworthy quotes from the #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest
    Five noteworthy quotes from the #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest
    Although The #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest didn’t go as planned, some interesting comments were made by the anti-Zuma faction’s members as...
    Sipho Pityana: It is time we accept that our leaders in the ANC have been captured
    Sipho Pityana: It is time we accept that our leaders in the ANC have been captured
    Former foreign affairs director general Sipho Pityana has reiterated his dissatisfaction with the ANC leadership, just days after the ANC...
    South Africa erupts with joy as Caster Semenya wins her heat
    South Africa erupts with joy as Caster Semenya wins her heat
    South Africans were glued to their screens on Tuesday afternoon as they watched star athlete Caster Semenya launch her bid for Olympic gold....
    Caster Semenya cruises through to Olympics 800m semi-final with ease
    Caster Semenya cruises through to Olympics 800m semi-final with ease
    Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya began her campaign for a second Olympics medal in the women's 800m with a comfortable finish and...
    #HandsOffCaster: South Africans spring to defence of the athletic superstar
    #HandsOffCaster: South Africans spring to defence of the athletic superstar
    Star middle-distance runner Caster Semenya was at the top of Twitter's trends list on Saturday, just days ahead of her 800m event at the Rio Olympic...
    #WhereIsZuma: South Africans hilariously speculate on ANC president's whereabouts
    #WhereIsZuma: South Africans hilariously speculate on ANC president's whereabouts
    The 2016 local elections have not been the easiest for the ruling party, following losses at the ...
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    Local government elections: The private party the youth weren't invited to
    With just two days left before the local government elections, I haven’t as yet decided where I will place my “X” on the ballot paper, but I...
    Captivating #ObamaSpeech gives Twitter a reason to believe
    Captivating #ObamaSpeech gives Twitter a reason to believe
    The speech US President Barack Obama delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where he emphatically endorsed...