South Africa and the Colonial Unconscious
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South Africa and the Colonial Unconscious

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni Once again South Africa is politically and economically on the boil with high voltage calls for…

Gender balance is a great idea, but it’s time to teach our girls to earn their positions
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Gender balance is a great idea, but it’s time to teach our girls to earn their positions

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I grew up in a family that has always been obsessed with education. My parents are readers…

Curse of the famous sibling
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Curse of the famous sibling

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo One of my uncles is famous. He is a celebrity of note; everybody knows him. He has…

Africa: The trial of Archie Mafeje
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Africa: The trial of Archie Mafeje

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni AFRICA is going through a political and intellectual season of renewed energy and spirit of decolonialisation…

On sharing the technology of witchcraft
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On sharing the technology of witchcraft

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo ONE of my mother’s young sisters, Thulani, is a drama queen. She is bubbly and energetic, and a…

We are not Afraid of HIV!
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We are not Afraid of HIV!

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I must have been in primary school when I first heard about HIV and AIDS. I remember…

Pastoring, the most lucrative hobby of our times!
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Pastoring, the most lucrative hobby of our times!

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I have had a lot of hobbies in my life. Some, like writing have stuck with me…

Mugabe succession – the people will decide
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Mugabe succession – the people will decide

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2017

ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe this week gave a long television interview on the eve of his 93rd birthday anniversary in…

Southern Africa in the New World Order
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Southern Africa in the New World Order

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni THE STRUGGLES against colonisation in Southern Africa were in actuality struggles for another WORLD ORDER that…

Why are we ashamed of our traditional medicine?
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Why are we ashamed of our traditional medicine?

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I HAVE SOME strange markings on my chest. Well, I think I used to have them. I…

Should we have humane or gender roles?
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Should we have humane or gender roles?

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

> Thandekile Moyo I WAS taught that it is rude and disrespectful to have a seat on the bus while…

Regime change: Donald Trump and Adama Barrow
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Regime change: Donald Trump and Adama Barrow

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

>Edmund Kudzayi DONALD Trump and Gambia’s president- elect Adama Barrow share an unlikely predicament; both are facing the unforgiving consequences…

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Who advises African leaders?

Staff Reporter - Jan 23, 2017

>Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni MOST of the early literature on African leaders and African governance has been produced by Eurocentric scholars,…

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Africa: Towards South to South Dialogue

Staff Reporter - Jan 17, 2017

> Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni IN AFRICA and outside, even in the West itself, most serious thinkers agree that the problems…

What if Africa has  her own God?
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What if Africa has her own God?

Staff Reporter - Jan 17, 2017

> Thandekile Moyo I HAVE NEVER totally understood what we know as the African traditional religion. I just know it…

All relationships are compromises
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All relationships are compromises

Staff Reporter - Dec 05, 2016

By Thandekile Moyo I HAVE KEPT a diary for as long as I can remember. I recall shutting myself in…

The good slave and African leaders
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The good slave and African leaders

Staff Reporter - Nov 28, 2016

> Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni NOTHING terrifies an oppressor more than that oppressed individual who begins to think, and to think…

Infertility is not the end of family dreams
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Infertility is not the end of family dreams

Staff Reporter - Nov 28, 2016

> Thandekile Moyo A FEW years after we graduated, I bumped into a college friend as I was happily going…

Language colonialism, and our part in it
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Language colonialism, and our part in it

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Thandekile Moyo MY MOTHER was strict and tolerated no nonsense from us. I grew up knowing that I always…

Bond notes and ‘power of demonstration’
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Bond notes and ‘power of demonstration’

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Joram Nyathi ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe on Monday this week signed Statutory Instrument 133 of 2016. It amends the…