Democracy and free press are inseparable

True democracy is our only future, and the building of an infrastructure for a system of free press is integral to that; free flow of information cannot be overstated in the maintenance of a democracy. Our pro-Mthwakazi organisations must be seen, and in real terms, be open to public scrutiny. Continue reading

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IS HAVING MANY SMALL POLITICAL PARTIES HELPING THE MTHWAKAZI CAUSE?

Political capacity is not a one and done deal, it is a variable process not pegged in one position. It is therefore, not a surprise that Matabeleland’s political landscape is presently showing greater signs of shifting, and if we are to endure, we must be proactive; our political interventions must reflect our understanding of the changes taking place as closely as is humanely possible. Continue reading

UNITY OF PURPOSE IMPORTANT FOR MTHWAKAZI POLITICS

Success is neither an accident nor a secret; it is a product of careful planning, hard work, networking, perseverance, and an honest introspection that raises serious consideration of lessons from failure – yours and others’. A complete political culture change is required for Mthwakazi to progress; Mthwakazi groups need to come together and make success happen. Continue reading

When the unsaid speaks loudest

Social media has transformed our communication abilities; it has essentially levelled the ‘playing field’, extended our scope and increased the speed data is shared (access and presentation). That brings along a host of unforeseen challenges; those of us on social media understand that every time we post a photo or update our statuses we are contributing to our digital footprint and personal brand.

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Anti-tribalism poster published by the Bulawayo based Chronicle News

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