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Fred Khumalo

‘Joburg Noir’ extract: ‘Weep for Me, Willow’ by Fred Khumalo

Fred Khumalo’s contribution to Niq Mhlongo’s ‘Joburg Noir’ opens with a scene of five gangsters chilling around a braai

Life’s lessons are in a class of their own

There is good reason to keep the human element at the heart of our school curriculum, writes Fred Khumalo.

No ‘darkie’ sarcasm in the class struggle

Race still defines our social classes, and remains the elephant in the room, writes Fred Khumalo.

Angola’s Ollivier: He sold cereals, then he sold peace

The war in Angola was disrupting Jean-Yves Ollivier's life, so he took steps to put an end to it.

Fighting to love their Nigerian men

Local women are banding together to combat the prejudice they and their Nigerian husbands face.

His home is where the harvest lies

Hawkers, mamas, mourners and pilgrims have sparked a brisk trade outside his Houghton house.

Arsenal of bloggers

Fred Khumalo has proudly evolved from dinosaur to blogger. He shares some insights into the blogosphere that he discovered at the recent Highway Africa conference at Rhodes University.

Roberts’ book disappoints

Suresh Roberts' latest book falls flat on its face and becomes an angry racial, ideological, personal invective against those who might have crossed the president's path, writes Fred Khumalo.

From typewriter to blog

Fred Khumalo reminisces about the good old days of typewriters and wonders he should bow to pressure to start his own blog. <

Abusing media freedom

The proposed amendments to the Film and Publications Act have created an impression, and justifiably so, that government is trying to sneak censorship in through the back door, writes Fred Khumalo.

More than just a lekker song?

The very fact that some have perceived the song De la Rey to be an incitement of Afrikaners to wage war against the current regime, is indicative of the paranoia that still pervade this country whenever matters of race, ethnicity and culture are raised, writes Fred Khumalo.

Power to the Zulu Press

Fred Khumalo takes us back to the days when a journalist could expect a hiding for working for the 'wrong' Zulu newspaper at the wrong time. He tracks the development of Zulu journalism since then, marveling at the success of <i>UmAfrika</i> and <i>Ilanga</i> and newcomer <i>Isolezwe</i>.

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