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Tiisetso Makube

Tiisetso Makube

    Entitlement conspires with Public Works
    Entitlement conspires with Public Works
    The jobs programme further demeans those who won't contribute but take state largesse for granted.
    Dispatches: Snapshots of a life that was
    Dispatches: Snapshots of a life that was
    Once a popular photographer, Phuzi, the old man from Tsakane blames his hardships on a strange illness.
    Oscar Pistorius charged with Reeva Steenkamp murder
    Oscar Pistorius charged with Reeva Steenkamp murder
    South Africa's Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.
    Last trumpet sounds for a musical phenomenon
    Last trumpet sounds for a musical phenomenon
    Obituary: Victor Ntoni (1947 – 2013)
    Fish tales and faded hope on the famished road to Mangaung
    Fish tales and faded hope on the famished road to Mangaung
    Tiisetso Makube takes a ride to find some answers about the succession race but instead finds more questions about the troubled state of the nation.
    A life lived vividly, loudly
    A life lived vividly, loudly
    Tiisetso Makube pays tribute to legendary Soweto photographer Alf Kumalo.
    Dispatches: Reading the Reporter
    Dispatches: Reading the Reporter
    In KwaThema on Gauteng's East Rand, news and memories merge at Sis Poppy's speakeasy.
    In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
    In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
    Cable theft is so rife in the townships that ordinary people have found "clever" ways of connecting to power illegally, writes Tiisetso Makube.
    The power game
    The power game
    I have just watched the quarterfinal match between the reigning King of Clay and double-defending champion of the French Open, Rafael Nadal, and the man he used to look up to as a young boy, Carlos Moya, who is also a previous winner of the French Open.
    Battle of the Surfaces proved nothing
    Battle of the Surfaces proved nothing
    A few years ago, a mischievous colleague emailed me a game that promised to unravel a great many hidden truths about myself, if only I answered each question truthfully. The game was simple: it put you in different circumstances and asked which fruit you would choose under each of these circumstances.
    Agriculture hit by Aids
    Agriculture hit by Aids
    HIV/Aids has proven to be the bane of our times since it started decimating humanity across the globe in the twilight of the last century, and it is expected to take an increasingly negative toll on the economies of the countries most affected by it. Some research organisations in the area of food security, anticipate that labour loss in the Southern African Development Community will be between 12,7% and 26% in the next two decades.