Oscar Pistorius: From Hero to a fallen tragic Zero?

News this past Thursday that Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, shocked not only South Africans but the world remained and still remains in shock too. This is someone who the Guardian once described as “athlete who overcame disability to become a global star”. Continue reading

What DASO Ads achieved

Media reports claimed this week that Makashule Gana of Democratic Alliance Student Organisation said the party’s posters (see below) with the message “In OUR future you wouldn’t look twice (to what?)” were meant to create a debate about race – and they did. Continue reading

On bloggers’ right to freedom of expression and opinion

I have observed with dismay at the way in which the African debate had gone after Sentletse Diakanyo wrote that only black people were Africans and that white people were not. What has even been more worrying was the kind of censorship tendencies directed at him, and other bloggers too, and even having his authority and academic credentials question. Continue reading