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Mondli Zondo

Mondli Zondo

Mondli Zondo is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, the flagship programme of President Obama's initiative for Young African Leaders. He is a writer and commentator on foreign and domestic affairs and he is passionate about social justice reforms. He is currently the Director of Legislative Research for the National Freedom Party in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature and he writes in his personal capacity.
Does 'radical economic transformation' include closing the gender pay gap?
Does 'radical economic transformation' include closing the gender pay gap?
Last week Friday, the Norwegian Football Association announced that their men's national team will be taking a wage cut in order for their female...
Who’ll do the cooking if a woman is elected president?
Who’ll do the cooking if a woman is elected president?
"On your marks! Get set! We are ready for Nkosazana!" These are the words to a catchy anthem composed for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's presidential...
#MduduziManana: Being called gay is not an insult
#MduduziManana: Being called gay is not an insult
Since Sunday evening, social media has been ablaze with news implicating the deputy minister of education for allegedly beating up a woman at a...
Why are we shocked by what we already know about Helen Zille?
Why are we shocked by what we already know about Helen Zille?
The late great African-American poet, Maya Angelou, said: “When someone shows you who they are the first time, believe them.” Has South Africa...
A letter to Lumka Oliphant from a former social grant beneficiary
A letter to Lumka Oliphant from a former social grant beneficiary
Let me begin by expressing how disappointed I am that I have to write this letter. I don’t believe it is normal for the public to have an opinion...
We need to prevent our Trump moment
We need to prevent our Trump moment
So United States President Donald Trump is building a wall along the Mexican border after all, despite many hopes that his talks of doing this...
Is selective learning the way to go?
Is selective learning the way to go?
With yesterday's announcement of the 2016 matriculation results, the discourse is being dominated by a fixation on the results, with provincial...
Busisiwe Mkhwebane must decide who she represents: South Africa or Jacob Zuma
Busisiwe Mkhwebane must decide who she represents: South Africa or Jacob Zuma
On Sunday, South Africans woke to the news that the public protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has laid a criminal charge against her predecessor, advocate Thuli Madonsela. According to the Sunday Times report, Mkhwebane says she laid the charge because Madonsela had...