November 21, 2017

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The Weekly Editorial

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The announcement by the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, to create an all encompassing agency to fund small businesses in the country is a step in the right direction. We have written extensively in this column about the need for government to focus on small businesses as they are key in job creation and poverty alleviation in our country. There is global consensus that small businesses have more potential for job creation than big businesses. The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) would focus on small scale manufacturing, agro processing, services in infrastructure development, mining services, the green economy and…

Khoza is a disciplined, well trained ‘master’s boy’

Tiisetso Afrika Makhele

THREE woman work in one of the community’s sweet potato gardens. The vegetable is one of the most successful crops cultivated in rural Maqumbi Whatever is unnamed, undepicted in images, whatever is omitted from biography, censored in collection of letters, whatever is misnamed as something else, made difficult to come by, whatever is buried in the memory by the collapse of meaning under inadequate or lying language – this will become not merely unspoken but unspeakable. Adrienne Rich, the American poet, reminds us of the importance of creating a milieu in which different voices and experiences must find expression. Her…

Bill will reverse fruits of freedom

Nomboniso-Gasa

THREE woman work in one of the community’s sweet potato gardens. The vegetable is one of the most successful crops cultivated in rural Maqumbi Whatever is unnamed, undepicted in images, whatever is omitted from biography, censored in collection of letters, whatever is misnamed as something else, made difficult to come by, whatever is buried in the memory by the collapse of meaning under inadequate or lying language – this will become not merely unspoken but unspeakable. Adrienne Rich, the American poet, reminds us of the importance of creating a milieu in which different voices and experiences must find expression. Her…