• The treacherous enemy within: ANC rebels fail to see how their undisciplined and poisonous behaviour is eating away the core of the party, writes Carl Niehaus

    THE word ‘factional’ is being thrown about with abandon within and outside the African National Congress (ANC). It has become a stick with which we beat each other, but also a conveniently kicked up dust cloud behind which scoundrels hide. In the aftermath of the ill-fated motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma and the ANC government last Tuesday, allegations of factionalism are now flying […]
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  • Returning the land to its rightful owners is essential for radical socio-economic transformation in SA, writes Carl Niehaus.

    IN November 1837, the King of the Zulus Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu met Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief, and a Boer delegation at UMgungundlovu. The Voortrekkers claimed that one of the King’s subjects, Chief Sekonyela, had stolen some of their cattle and they demanded compensation in the form of a Deed of Session of Land. It was a treacherous proposal with which the Boers were claiming massive […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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  • My dear white South Africans, it’s time to return the land, writes Kim Heller.

    IN THE crying game of privilege, white tears matter. White tears will fall, with great lavish, when land is taken back from us by the rightful owners. Despite marathon opportunity to return stolen land to black South Africans, we have failed. Nor do we, as white South Africans, show any resolve to do so. When justice finally collapses our entitlement and privilege in South Africa, I […]
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    • 2 Months ago
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  • The future of our national democratic revolution is now in the hands of grassroots’ ANC branches, where it belongs, writes Carl Niehaus

    IN my recent opinion pieces I have expressed concern about the increasing divisions within the ANC, and the appalling lack of discipline of some senior ANC members who are making these divisions worse through the undisciplined manner in which they campaign against President Jacob Zuma in public. Going through some of the recent NWC (National Working Committee) and NEC (National Executive Committee) media statements of the ANC […]
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    • 3 Months ago
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  • Patriotic Front’s full statement on DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia

    “PRESS RELEASE WE WILL NOT WATCH THE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE TURN ZAMBIA INTO CIRCUS! Kasama, Zambia – The Patriotic Front is aware that South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) – an alliance comprising of the country’s Colonial Rulers, is planning on travelling to Zambia on a political theatrical expedition; a mission which will be led by its […]
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    • 3 Months ago
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  • #NotInMyName initiative is great, but we expect more from men, writes Tshegofatso Rasekgotoma

    AFTER hundreds of twitter RTs, Facebook shares and articles about missing women and children, some who were found murdered, burnt and raped, and some still missing, women who voiced their pain and anger using the #MenAreTrash hashtag were eerily reduced to breaking down and explaining to the public the reasons behind their anger and fear of men because those in the opposition felt that the hashtag […]
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    • 3 Months ago
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  • Comrade Joel Netshitenzhe speaks on behalf of a faction, not the whole ANC, writes Carl Niehaus

    AN opinion piece by myself that was published last week in the African Times under the heading: ‘Nothing can destroy the ANC, except the ANC’, has generated considerable debate. Apparently some of those who still consider themselves to be ANC members, but who have seen it fit to use public platforms to attack the democratically elected leadership of the ANC, took umbrage when I called them […]
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  • Africans are not and have never been homogeneous, writes Sandile Memela

    TIME is long overdue that people awakened to the fact that Africans are not and have never been a homogeneous group. There is no one African. In a post-Mandela, post apartheid and non-racial society, this Africanness is not only complex and confusing but accessible to everyone who lives in this country, whatever shade of black you are – creatively, socially, intellectually, philosophically and, of course, politically. […]
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    • 3 Months ago
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  • Current ill-discipline and divisions in the ANC betray OR Tambo’s teachings, writes Carl Niehaus

    THIS year, 2017, is the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo, and on the Homepage of the Official ANC website under his photo appears the slogan: “LET US DEEPEN UNITY”. Yet, there is something very disconcerting and sad that in this year, dedicated to one of the greatest unifiers of the ANC, we have to experience such bitter divisions, public disunity and ill-discipline. One of the […]
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    • 3 Months ago
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  • Government and society must have the courage to confront tribalism, writes Piet Rampedi

    AT the height of his power in the ANC, former president Thabo Mbeki was known for frowning upon tribalism in the party and government. In fact, displaying such tendencies was a sure thing to being marginalised from leadership positions and lucrative jobs in the party and government. One of the guidelines for deployment was that a candidate should not have a history of factionalism, […]
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