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Valencia Talane

Valencia Talane

    ANC gears up for national general council
    ANC gears up for national general council
    The African National Congress (ANC) is well prepared for its third national general council (NGC), which takes place in Durban next week, ANC...
    Strike a rock, don't objectify it
    Strike a rock, don't objectify it
    A great aunt of mine used to say there are two kinds of women in the world: those who do things because men like them done that way, and those who...
    Where dreams are made...and lost
    Where dreams are made...and lost
    I first met footballer Emmanuel "Scara" Ngobese back in the last days of December 2003, and frankly I hadn't thought of that incident much, at...
    Decorum deferred
    Decorum deferred
    A recent incident involving a mugging, two emergency services personnel and a near-beating has had me unpacking the dos and don'ts of professionals...
    Blame it on the Mini?
    Blame it on the Mini?
    Could the Mini Cooper's street cred and its reputation for being one of the most exciting cars in its class have contributed to the illegal Soweto...
    Winnie 2.0
    Winnie 2.0
    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of those people who knows an opportunity for publicity when she sees one.
    Mr Zuma, my drunken uncle
    Mr Zuma, my drunken uncle
    For anyone who has an alcoholic, unpredictable uncle with a knack for disrupting families and who always leaves his kin recoiling from the dirty...
    Waxing lyrical
    Waxing lyrical
    How would South Africans like it if there was a second Julius Malema, Caster Semenya and Winnie Mandela?
    Parly's night shift
    Parly's night shift
    2010 is proving to be a year of firsts and fun surprises indeed.
    The first day of school: A closed book to endless possibilities
    The first day of school: A closed book to endless possibilities
    If I had a little one starting "big school" on Wednesday, I'd be worried. No, more like afraid, very afraid.
    The ties that bind us
    The ties that bind us
    "Oh, I don't have a problem with them, as long as they stay out of my face," said a male friend of mine in reply to a discussion on same-sex...
    Reconciliation confessions
    Reconciliation confessions
    To whom it may concern: Wednesday December 16 is officially known as the Day of Reconciliation in South Africa. It happens every year in our...