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I feel so germinal this month
I feel so germinal this month
I don’t suppose Karl Marx imagined the problems he was causing when he titled an essay of his The 18th Brumaire of Louis-Napoleon. Oh,...
The day the hyphen began shifting for KwaZulu-Natal’s ANC
The day the hyphen began shifting for KwaZulu-Natal’s ANC
Tuesday: It’s judgment day for the high court challenge to the ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial conference. The two weeks since the matter was...
Biko would not be happy with the lack of progress in the ‘new’ South Africa
Biko would not be happy with the lack of progress in the ‘new’ South Africa
When I took a brief tour of East Africa on the last leg of my scholarship at the Uganda Technology and Management University, I found myself at the...
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Even though a fart can only be smelt and not seen, most of us prefer doing it in private. The same goes for many bodily functions and activities:...
It’s the same old cock-up whenever the No 1 post is vacant
It’s the same old cock-up whenever the No 1 post is vacant
Monday evening. It has been a rough return to a full-time working life. A weekend of noise surrounding Deputy President Cyril Rampahosa’s penis...
Leaders must walk the talk of gender equality
Leaders must walk the talk of gender equality
What is of interest to the public is not necessarily in the public interest — that is one way of looking at the recent titillating claims...
History’s sex scandals that never were
History’s sex scandals that never were
Mary and Joseph’s ‘roll in the hay’
State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes
State machinery employed for nefarious political purposes
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to rumours about his private life, on Sunday spoke of the manner in which state machinery is employed...
Great kinky sex is just three magic words away: Conversation, consideration, consent
Great kinky sex is just three magic words away: Conversation, consideration, consent
When people think of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism (BDSM), they either have visions of 50 Shades of Grey or scenes from...
Thieves pillaging our democracy
Thieves pillaging our democracy
There is no greater threat to our democracy than the destruction of institutions that were designed to safeguard it, which is precisely what we are...
A case for curiosity and generosity
A case for curiosity and generosity
I have fallen in and out of love with many writers of many different genres from different parts of the world since I was a kid including J.M.Coetzee, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, K Sello Duiker, Zoe Wicomb, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pumla Gqola, Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, Kwame...
The words we use do matter
The words we use do matter
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