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Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni is the online night editor at the Mail & Guardian. He has a keen interest in South African politics and history, is an avid reader and loves anything to do with good hip-hop music, literature and afrofuturism. Described as a "blerd" and postmodernist by some, he prefers being called OJ.
    Gordhan to Denel board: Prove to us you're not captured
    Gordhan to Denel board: Prove to us you're not captured
    Pravin Gordhan, in his new role as a member of Parliament's portfolio committee on public enterprises, has now zeroed in on Denel's board,...
    Renowned boxing coach Nick Durandt dies at 53
    Renowned boxing coach Nick Durandt dies at 53
    Accomplished boxing trainer Nick Durandt died in a motorcycle accident on Friday near Clarens, Free State according to several reports.
    Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile resigns — reports
    Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile resigns — reports
    National treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile has asked to resign at the end of the month, a year before his contract ends, according...
    S&P downgrades South Africa's credit rating to junk status
    S&P downgrades South Africa's credit rating to junk status
    South Africa's sovereign credit rating was downgraded to junk status on Monday following an emergency S&P Global Ratings meeting at the...
    What Phife taught me
    What Phife taught me
    Last week marked a year since A Tribe Called Quest emcee Malik Izaak Taylor, popularly known as Phife Dawg, met his untimely death at 45.
    Sassa dragged its feet on grants transition matter, CPS affidavit shows
    Sassa dragged its feet on grants transition matter, CPS affidavit shows
    The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) waited until the 11th hour to proceed with negotiations to renew the social grants distribution...
    Prasa board votes to dismiss acting CEO Collins Letsoalo
    Prasa board votes to dismiss acting CEO Collins Letsoalo
    The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on Monday terminated the contract of acting group CEO Collins Letsoalo, according to SABC...
    Parliament: Baleka Mbete to return #StateCapture report to public protector's office
    Parliament: Baleka Mbete to return #StateCapture report to public protector's office
    Outgoing public protector Thuli Madonsela's request to have the state capture report given to the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka...
    Gordhan says he has no confidence in Abrahams's ability to afford him a fair trial
    Gordhan says he has no confidence in Abrahams's ability to afford him a fair trial
    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan released a statement on Friday through his lawyers, Gildenhuys Malatji, in which he says he will not make any...
    Des van Rooyen joins Zuma in applying for interdict against public protector's report
    Des van Rooyen joins Zuma in applying for interdict against public protector's report
    Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen will also try and stop public protector Thuli Madonsela from releasing her...
    Five noteworthy quotes from the #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest
    Five noteworthy quotes from the #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest
    Although The #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest didn’t go as planned, some interesting comments were made by the anti-Zuma faction’s members as...