Violence in South Africa: an uprising of elites, not of the people

Trucks and business were looted and burnt during recent riots in South Africa. EPA-EFE/Stringer Steven Friedman, University of Johannesburg From time to time, South Africa is rudely reminded that its…

Gudhlanga’s trademark; a deep baritone voice

By Terrence Mapurisana With his trademark, a deep baritone voice Tawanda Gudhlanga spoke with ministers, world leaders, celebrities, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes — everyone. The Award-winning broadcaster died Wednesday morning…

How to revive African tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic

How to revive African tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic It’s important now more than ever for African destinations to promote domestic tourism. Jasmin Merdan via GettyImages Tafadzwa Matiza, North-West University…

Why have South Africans been on a looting rampage? Research offers insights

Why have South Africans been on a looting rampage? Research offers insights Police enter a flooded mall that had been ransacked . Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images Guy…

Fanon said the masses shall rise against the rich

By Rutendo Bereza Matinyarare I see the South African government and middle class, developing an air of arrogance around the Zuma issue, but my fear is this maybe a gross…

Meet Zim’s oldest gardener

By Lisa Masuku Having left his home country Malawi in 1962 in search of greener pastures, the job that Caroe Phiri only managed find in Zimbabwe was that of gardening.…

WATCH : Can one balance African tradition and Christianity?

Patience Nyagato The balance between Christianity and the African tradition remains a contested terrain as most Christians are caught in between their faith and cultural practices. African traditional practices like…

WATCH : Traditional practice of ‘chiramu’ under scrutiny

By Patience Nyagato It all started with faint hugs, dirty talk and flirting between Stanford Tsikayi and her younger sister-in-law or ‘muramu’, something which was acceptable in the family setup…

Traditional practice of “Chiramu” under scrutiny

By Patience Nyagato The customary practice of ‘chiramu’ has come under the spotlight as one of the factors fuelling cases of indecent assault and rape. It all started with faint…

Industrialise Zimbabwe the Israeli way: Spying

IN Israel the Mosad has an economic espionage division known as LAKAM. Its focus is on the acquisition [stealing], appropriation and transfer of trade, commercial, industrial, economic and technology secrets…