April 24, 2017

The Weekly Editorial

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Traditionally, the media has been believed to have three primary functions which interestingly, are known to all and sundry including elements of society that have always been hell-bent on attacking the fourth estate at the slightest opportunity they get. However, the media has evolved significantly over the years, with society having bestowed an additional function on the media. It is now accepted that, among others, the media must provide a truthful, comprehensive and intelligent account of the day’s events in a context that gives them meaning; be a forum for and exchange of comments and criticism; project a representative picture…

Fear of periphery hobbles SACP

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I’m acutely conscious that my take on the current character of the South African Communist Party (SACP) may ruffle feathers especially amongst those with ideological commitment of preserving the unworkable status quo. The question that has been clouding my mind is whether does the SACP still sees itself, in the midst of it been swelled by the ANC, as the vanguard of the main motive forces of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR) or not. This question is informed by the party’s negligence of its primary task of ensuring that the working class and the poor are not only placed at…

What makes us African?

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“Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, it is a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist utopia. It is what you wish and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny one. To a lot of people as to myself, it is just home. It is all these things but, one thing- it is never dull.” British-Kenyan aviator and poet Meryl Markham couldn’t have depicted Africa any better. On 25 May 1963, 32 independent African states converged in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to…