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Bheki Makhubu

Bheki Makhubu

    To protect democracy, only the ANC – not Parliament – must rid SA of Zuma
    To protect democracy, only the ANC – not Parliament – must rid SA of Zuma
    While South Africans grapple with Jacob Zuma’s one-upmanship of the country’s political order, a disturbing narrative is creeping into the mass...
    Swazi parents in matric panic
    Swazi parents in matric panic
    When a rural high school in central Swaziland recorded a whopping 73.25% failure rate during the 2016 junior certificate external exams, the...
    Media suppressed on the continent
    Media suppressed on the continent
    MEDIAThe media commemorates Black Wednesday this month. It’s 39 years since the apartheid government summarily shut down two newspapers and...
    King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
    King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
    COMMENTFor King Mswati III, becoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while hosting the organisation’s 36th...
    ​SA (and the world) needs a Mandela, who delivered what he promised
    ​SA (and the world) needs a Mandela, who delivered what he promised
    South Africa celebrates Mandela Month at a time when the world is terribly unstable: a madman is clawing his way to the White House, Europe is...
    Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
    Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
    The riveting political events of the last month in the wake of the Constitutional Court’s sanction of President Jacob Zuma have been most...
    Amos Mbedzi was wrongly convicted
    Amos Mbedzi was wrongly convicted
    When Oscar Pistorius goes to the high court in Pretoria for sentencing on April 18, spare a thought for another South African – one serving a...
    EFF's Sona stunt may have saved Mbete
    EFF's Sona stunt may have saved Mbete
    DEMOCRACY
    Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
    Attorney general: Women will destroy Swazi chieftainship
    While African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was extolling the virtues of empowering women on the continent at the African Union summit...
    Africa battles to rid itself of absolute kings and mini-monarchs
    Africa battles to rid itself of absolute kings and mini-monarchs
    The incarceration of the abaThembu king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has not only touched a raw nerve among traditionalists in South Africa, but will...