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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

A new vision of the postcolonial

In a speech to graduates at Rhodes University, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela said that reviewing accepted wisdoms can help to repair the past

Let us create truly caring institutions

The inquiry into Bongani Mayosi’s death must ‘water the tree of transformation’ at UCT

Mandela left us the fabric for a new SA

He acted within a specific context and entrusted all South Africans to build the society we want

Answer our dreams, Mr President

Cyril Ramaphosa has ushered in a new dawn but poverty and inequality trip up our hopes

Moral leadership needs more than easy fictions

Dishonest views of a work on De Kock shortchange South Africa's battle for dignity.

The bar is too high for SA’s inept leaders

SA leaders are making their presence felt, but they are not Thomas Sankara, who actually made a difference, writes Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Zuma has corrupted the soul of SA

The "moral decay" President Jacob Zuma complains about is plainly visible in the ANC's echelons of power.

ANC’s ‘treason’ cry a repressive apartheid tactic

For democracy to succeed, we need more, not less, dialogue, particularly among the youth, says Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Not all is well with Zuma’s soul

The ANC Women's League asks us to pray for Jacob Zuma's return to power. But we should rather pray for a return to moral leadership

Rwanda draws strength from its pain

It is the end of the week of commemorative events throughout Rwanda to mark the 17th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsi people.

Towards an anatomy of violence

Eugene de Kock's actions should not be reduced to 'evil', argues author and lecturer Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who once interviewed the man.

A wounded nation

Fifteen years into democracy, South Africans remain profoundly psychologically divided, argues Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

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