PHUNYUKA bemphethe, so goes the joke in the black community as folks watched President Jacob Zuma attempting to wiggle himself out of yet another scandal.
IN RECENT days Ronnie Kasrils has been referred to as “a rebel, a Judas, a scoundrel”, as “Satan”, and as a “disruptive, reckless and counter-revolutionary” figure spitting on “the long struggles and the sacrifices of our people”.
PERHAPS the Christian church – in its many local denominational variants – was built for crisis. Or maybe, crises build or form the local church community.
EVER since the announcement of the “Vote No” campaign a number of individuals and organisations have voiced their opposition to the campaign.
IF WE believe in the conventional wisdom marketed by some highly publicised opinion polls about voter behaviour patterns in South Africa, the pivotal moments for winning voter support in any election campaign come in the last 30 days or so before the election date.
I MISS Jeremy Cronin. The erudition of his pen has waned. He used to speak truth to power.
WITH an eye on the immense challenges of joblessness facing the youth in the rural sector, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is making deliberate and measurable strides forward in laying the foundation for a success story.
POLITICAL parties require funds, but no one knows how much will be spent on campaigning for this year’s elections given the complete lack of transparency of the funding of political parties.