Why did the Times glorify Barrack Obama

It all started with Radio2000 news headlines yesterday morning when I left for work that US President Barack Obama’s security had been breached. This only made sense, sort of, a few minutes later when I read a Times report on the alleged security breach. Continue reading

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Using Nkandla images (and everything about it?) is illegal

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele have reportedly said using images of President Jacob Zuma’s private residence renovated with over R200m of our taxes is illegal and has since asked us, South Africans citizens and anyone for that matter, to desist from using the images. Is this a bit extreme? Continue reading

On Western media’s myopic view of and anachronistic attitude towards Africa

Editor’s Note: This is an edited opinion piece that has seemingly been rejected for publication for reasons unknown to me by two online publications and TIME Online. For two South African online publications, their motive(s) for non-publication is not clear at all to me nor were attempts made to do so. But for the TIME, well, it is probably understandable as the opinion piece criticises its reporting of Africa – the ‘dark’ continent. Were all these publications fair not to publish this (which is of course their right)? You be the judge. Continue reading

Blacks say Zille “deserves a bullet”. And her response?

Last week Sunday morning I woke up to a group debate on Facebook that challenged (or did it invite?) people to share their views on whether Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was “still” haunted by her 20 March tweet in which she referred to pupils from Eastern Cape province seeking better education in hers as “education refugees”. To date Zille had on more than two occasions written about the incident. Continue reading