Mpho Moshe Matheolane

The case for the other black woman in ‘Black Panther’

Nightshade might seem nothing more than a prop in the film but she is more than she appears to be

A superhero worth the wait

Black Panther might depict a fantasy of the continent but the its contribution to black geekdom remains important

‘Starchitect’ is down to earth in Jo’burg

David Adjaye takes on Johannesburg’s Hallmark House, a residential project that aims to find its own place in the city’s architectural schizophrenia.

The case of Mafikeng High School

Why did the news of a school teacher having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old pass without a glimmer, asks Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

After the Mangaung and Christmas parties

Mpho Moshe Matheolane hopes that life post-Christmas - and post-Mangaung - proves to be as busy as this past year.

The problem with (mis)representation is …

The Nina Simone biopic debacle shows there will always be a problem when the representation of another is concerned, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

By the gods, what now?

After President Jacob Zuma called on his ancestors to help secure his next term, Mpho Moshe Matheolane wonders how the gods would react to this.

What history will tell us about our leaders

History will judge Jacob Zuma for his accomplishments and failures. But we might already know what it will say about him, says Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

Art, theft and everyday life

Art heists can be dramatic, even entertaining, but are irrelevant to the lives of most people, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

The man and the myth: A portrait of Mandela as currency

Mpho Moshe Matheolane ponders the release of the Mandela notes and the myths surrounding South Africa's first democratically elected president.

History, a wise but ignored teacher

History is a means of peering into the past in order to get a sense of one's present and who we are as a people, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.

Don’t leave it up to the politicians

Mpho Moshe Matheolane wonders why people of South Africa are quick to complain about the country but slow to get up and do something to fix it.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders