Sipho Hlongwane is the Mail & Guardian's special projects editor. A published author, columnist and reporter by training (School of Hard Knocks), he has covered some of South Africa's most vivid protest marches, wildcat strikes and press conferences. His most challenging assignments were for women's glossy magazines. He obsesses over football and popular music for fun.
As debates rage about Qwabe's treatment of a white waitress and the money donated to her thereafter, Sipho Hlongwane asks a question left unanswered.
Forget the God of Galatians 5. Another lord who rules the temples of wealth will grant all your wishes, particularly if you are among the 1%.
“So you’d rather I focus on, ‘Why can’t we go back to the state that allocated 85% of resources to me and my kin?’?”
The DA has set up the EFF for another opportunity to show what real opposition to Zuma ought to look like.
Would you say that the Bokke adequately reflect the black-and-white nature of the game in South Africa?
Camels are great. They’re better than horses in many respects.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane was told to get lost when he arrived at UCT to talk to protesting students, a moment captured and shared on social media.
For all of us to start moving forward together, we have to start agreeing on what happened in the past.