The destruction of sociopolitical institutions begins with the destruction of that which creates sociopolitical institutions, i.e. good judgement. There is no substitute for good judgement if we want good institutions that will protect the poor and the rich, the young and the old.
We must forget grand political ideologies, what Africa needs today is true equality; true equality in which all are held accountable in the same manner. We cannot talk of democracy where misinformation is the backbone and where that democracy means minority rights are persistently voted away by a majority based on a bio-social coincidence, andContinue reading “Politics in Matabeleland can be sanitized”
Social media has expanded our universe beyond comprehension and brought a host of possibilities and challenges to those willing to engage. It has been the ultimate equaliser providing a universal platform for individuals and groups to confidently discuss issues that they would otherwise not have dreamed of publicly raising a decade or so ago.
Genuine independence for any country means being in control of one’s destiny without an anxious dependence on other countries. Sadly, the ‘independent’ Africa today sees itself increasingly dependent on other regions for support to keep itself barely on its knees always staring at the prospect of lying flat on its belly. These are worrying timesContinue reading “RSA xenophobia: Nigeria recalling ambassador not the answer”
Jacob Zuma’s Freedom Day speech on 27th April 2015 coming just over a week after violent xenophobic attacks in parts of Durban and Gauteng provinces has triggered a heated debate among the large online African community on social networks as well as in some capitals in the continent.
If there is anything that Africa should learn from the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it is that the continent has yet to command its independence and seriously address tribal prejudice and stereotypes. Governments continue to show little or no interest in respecting people and dealing with simmering internal social injustices.