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Fred Khumalo

Fred Khumalo

    Life's lessons are in a class of their own
    Life's lessons are in a class of their own
    Life orientation as a subject is a waste of time and should be scrapped from the school curriculum, one lobby group says.
    No 'darkie' sarcasm in the class struggle
    No 'darkie' sarcasm in the class struggle
    A friend of mine was having a late lunch at one of the family-food franchises when he witnessed something that made him do a double-take: two...
    Angola's Ollivier: He sold cereals, then he sold peace
    Angola's Ollivier: He sold cereals, then he sold peace
    Rotund, energetic and with a rapid-fire delivery, Jean-Yves Ollivier (70) was all smiles as he was showered with praise and tributes at the 25th...
    Fighting to love their Nigerian men
    Fighting to love their Nigerian men
    The Nigerian man said the sheet’s colour was red; his South African wife said it was rust. That discrepancy almost got the Nigerian man...
    His home is where the harvest lies
    His home is where the harvest lies
    On Friday, a day after Nelson Mandela died, Sbusiso Mlambo made R9 000 selling memorabilia of the late hero at an impromptu shrine set up...
    Arsenal of bloggers
    Arsenal of bloggers
    Those who read this column will know that I once confessed to blissful and wilful ignorance of the blogosphere. I knew that something called...
    From typewriter to blog
    From typewriter to blog
    One of the fondest memories about my first newspaper job back in 1986 was the clattering noise of typewriter keys as journalists, cigarettes...
    Roberts' book disappoints
    Roberts' book disappoints
    Not in a long time has serious journalistic discourse in this country been centred around or even shaped, in a way, by one individual who is not a...
    Abusing media freedom
    Abusing media freedom
    It was perhaps the bitterest irony on the media landscape within recent memory: on World Press Freedom Day, local media organisations were not busy...
    More than just a lekker song?
    More than just a lekker song?
    Some have tremblingly called it a gathering tempest of Afrikaner nationalism; others have derisively called it a storm in a teacup.
    Power to the Zulu Press
    Power to the Zulu Press
    Back in 1989, at the height of political violence involving the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Inkatha Freedom Front (IFP), I almost got the...
    Author's notes
    Author's notes
    Fred Khumalo's novel Bitches' Brew jointly won this year's EU Literary Award with Gerald Kraak's Ice in the Lungs. When not writing...