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Shyaka Kanuma

Shyaka Kanuma

    Dreaming in Durban
    Dreaming in Durban
    However strenuous our leaders' efforts to steer our continent out of its morass of underdevelopment, poverty, disease and civil strife, their...
    Songs of hate
    Songs of hate
    Artist Mbongeni Ngema's controversial AmaNdiya song about South African Indians brings to mind another song -- by a Rwandan musician, Simon...
    Modified maize hits our shelves
    Modified maize hits our shelves
    Activists opposed to genetically engineered (GE) foods have slammed the Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs for issuing permits allowing the...
    Africa's youth must do for Africa
    Africa's youth must do for Africa
    The New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) initiative has been described as the only plan with a realistic chance of helping Africans get...
    The blame game
    The blame game
    Africans must find their own solutions to their problems rather than pointing fingers.
    Squeezing out the small players
    Squeezing out the small players
    Activities of a company claiming to enforce copyright piracy laws appear designed to drive small competitors of the big film and video games...
    Aliens suffer at hands of police
    Aliens suffer at hands of police
    Despite new laws and measures to ensure the humane treatment of suspected illegal immigrants and refugees, reports and allegations persist of...
    Why are these men running our game?
    Why are these men running our game?
    To find words to describe the running of South African soccer, one would have to paraphrase Pliny the Elder: out of the administration, always...
    The long wait for freedom
    The long wait for freedom
    The refugee reception office in Pretoria reputedly is one of the better run of the Home Affairs Department's branches in South Africa's major...
    Copyright cowboys under fire
    Copyright cowboys under fire
    SMALL traders in South Africa are up in arms against a Johannesburg-based organisation that claims it enforces copyright piracy laws for major...
    Foreigners suffer at hands of police
    Foreigners suffer at hands of police
    DESPITE new laws and measures to ensure the humane treatment of suspected illegal immigrants and refugees, reports and allegations persist of...
    A bitter welcome
    A bitter welcome
    When Harold Obunga* made his way to Johannesburg from his native Kenya in 1998, he never thought he would end up on Pretoria's Van der Walt Street...