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Niren Tolsi

Niren Tolsi

Niren Tolsi is a freelance journalist.His areas of interest include social justice; citizen mobilisation and state violence; protest; the constitution and the constitutional court and football.
Soweto waves goodbye to Mam Winnie, the warrior
Soweto waves goodbye to Mam Winnie, the warrior
When the rains finally came to Orlando Stadium in Soweto, it was hard, fast, and with a measure of violence – like the life lived by Winnie...
They came to see the Mother of the Nation home
They came to see the Mother of the Nation home
They came to fill a stadium. Old, young, the unemployed, the middle-class, the rich – the ones who were living the promise of the struggle and...
The nation pays its final respects to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
The nation pays its final respects to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
After ten days of national mourning, South Africa will, today, bury anti-apartheid struggle icon and political activist Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela....
Kodwa keeps watch at Luthuli
Kodwa keeps watch at Luthuli
The question on most people’s minds when former ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa was deployed to the office of the party’s presidency last week was...
Dead-end roads and Zuma’s legacy
Dead-end roads and Zuma’s legacy
Like many people from KwaNxamalala, near Pietermaritzburg, Bongani Zondi was outside the high court in 2008 when Judge Chris Nicholson handed down...
Cyril’s rule: Fit, fab and faultless?
Cyril’s rule: Fit, fab and faultless?
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s message this week was emphatic: there will be no more man-boobs flapping in his wind of change.
Marikana talks stagger on
Marikana talks stagger on
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge that the government must finalise reparations for the families of striking miners killed by police at Marikana...
Only stagnant pools remain after the Zunami
Only stagnant pools remain after the Zunami
Former president Jacob Zuma’s rambling monologue on the SABC on Wednesday afternoon wasn’t just an arrogant, delusional act of defiance in the...
It’s over. The damage must be fixed
It’s over. The damage must be fixed
At 6.57pm on December 18 2017 at the Nasrec convention hall in Johannesburg, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma ceased to be president of the ANC.
Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize’s shock withdrawal from the party’s leadership race on Sunday is seen to be a calculated move to boost the...
Zuma: From unifier to divider
Zuma: From unifier to divider
In closing the ANC’s Polokwane conference in 2007, at which he became the party’s 12th president, Jacob Zuma’s message to delegates was...
DD: Tactical genius or Dark Lord?
DD: Tactical genius or Dark Lord?
Mpumalanga ANC chairperson David Mabuza is all about the numbers.