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Songezo Zibi

Songezo Zibi

    Lessons for national healing
    Lessons for national healing
    On August 16 2012, the South African Police Service opened fire on mineworkers who had been on a violent strike for weeks at Lonmin platinum mines...
    Agent Provocateur: SABC soapie calls for reality check
    Agent Provocateur: SABC soapie calls for reality check
    As the farce called the South African Broadcasting Corporation plumbed new depths this week, a story related by Ivor Wilkins and Hans Strydom in...
    Success demands self-sacrifice
    Success demands self-sacrifice
    It is time to address our contradictions if we are to survive the difficult years ahead.
    FNB cowardly to capitulate to ANC
    FNB cowardly to capitulate to ANC
    The entire episode has given many powerful and succinct clues about the true state of South Africa's democracy, painting a picture that is far...
    Education: Celebrating failure says it all
    Education: Celebrating failure says it all
    The two most significant pieces of data of the year were released by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga almost exactly a month apart. The...
    Songezo Zibi: Nkandla exposes corporate rot
    Songezo Zibi: Nkandla exposes corporate rot
    Last week the Mail & Guardian published online the
    State institutions shape the future
    State institutions shape the future
    Asked what he considered to be the most significant contributor to economic growth, Alan Greenspan, the former chairperson of the United States...
    Legitimacy in a time of political perversion
    Legitimacy in a time of political perversion
    Taking regular gulps of water from a glass positioned under the podium from which he spoke, a jittery advocate Mokotedi Mpshe, then the acting...
    Nonracialism and the untouchables
    Nonracialism and the untouchables
    I have been told never to write an article in the first person, but on this occasion I chose to ignore that advice. The reasons are many, but...
    Showing their true colours
    Showing their true colours
    When a small-time Eastern Cape politician with aspirations for election to the local city council was arrested and charged with rape, his community...
    Name-calling as revolution
    Name-calling as revolution
    "Judges must consciously accept the risk that their judgements in crucial areas may be subject to vigorous attack and criticism. This should...
    Are they serious?
    Are they serious?
    "Seeryas", as the advertisement, says. Alexander Forbes seriously expects us to believe that its recent appointment of an executive chairperson,...