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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

    Moral leadership needs more than easy fictions
    Moral leadership needs more than easy fictions
    Dishonest views of a work on De Kock shortchange South Africa's battle for dignity.
    The bar is too high for SA's inept leaders
    The bar is too high for SA's inept leaders
    SA leaders are making their presence felt, but they are not Thomas Sankara, who actually made a difference, writes Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
    Zuma has corrupted the soul of SA
    Zuma has corrupted the soul of SA
    The "moral decay" President Jacob Zuma complains about is plainly visible in the ANC's echelons of power.
    ANC's 'treason' cry a repressive apartheid tactic
    ANC's 'treason' cry a repressive apartheid tactic
    For democracy to succeed, we need more, not less, dialogue, particularly among the youth, says Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
    Not all is well with Zuma's soul
    Not all is well with Zuma's soul
    The ANC Women's League asks us to pray for Jacob Zuma's return to power. But we should rather pray for a return to moral leadership
    Rwanda draws strength from its pain
    Rwanda draws strength from its pain
    It is the end of the week of commemorative events throughout Rwanda to mark the 17th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsi people.
    Towards an anatomy of violence
    Towards an anatomy of violence
    Eugene de Kock's actions should not be reduced to 'evil', argues author and lecturer Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who once interviewed the man.
    A wounded nation
    A wounded nation
    Fifteen years into democracy, South Africans remain profoundly psychologically divided, argues Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
    Abuse of power through silencing dialogue
    Abuse of power through silencing dialogue
    Call to defend academic freedom should be a call to dialogue about leadership.
    Time for women to make history yet again
    Time for women to make history yet again
    In her preface to Karina Turok’s book, Life and Soul: Portraits of Women Who Move South Africa, Mamphela Ramphele celebrates the strength of women, their resilience and resolve in the face of adversity. Echoing an earlier period of women’s struggle Ramphele reminds us of the resolute spirit that inspired 20 000 women to march to the Union Buildings in a direct challenge to apartheid oppression.
    The power of forgiveness
    The power of forgiveness
    Five South Africans were last month invited to address the first international conference on Restorative Justice and Peace in Colombia: Albie Sachs, Tutu, Penuell Maduna, Tokyo Sexwale and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. "One could say we were in Colombia as ambassadors of South Africa's peaceful transition," writes Gobodo-Madikizela.