When your finger hurts you all over

A MAN goes to the doctor and says he hurts all over.  

The death of whites

It is primitive and impractical to think of yourself in terms of race, writes Sandile Memela  

Who was Ali Al'amin Mazrui? An intellectual warrior

THE warrior is dead, and the spear burns still.  The faint of heart scatter in fear of the scorching flames. Professor Ali Al'amin Mazrui died on Monday, and death has robbed us of one of Africa’s greatest scholars.  

COMMENT: ANC and pseudo radical stances

BEFORE Pallo Jordan was exposed, he warned the ANC of making statements and policy positions as a response to Economic Freedom Fighters.  

Charmza of the week: Minister Aaron Motsoaledi

OUR charmza this week is Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who has announced plans to step up efforts to help fight the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa.  

Swazis must free themselves

SWAZI people are too depressed to feel the oppression in their country. This is the revelation I had when attending a wedding in Swaziland.  

Rural villages are forgotten

THOSE of us who live in the villages are always overlooked when it comes to empowerment, upliftment and development.  

Judging the judges, when they're black

This threatens our democracy, writes Mahlodi Sam Muofhe  

Moegoe of week: Group offering to pay Nkandla debt

OUR moegoe of the week baton goes to the group calling themselves the Public Members Unit Team, who have offered to pay President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla renovations debt.  

Blackface reminds us society remains anti-black

Two white students—Mark Burman and Ross Bartlett— donned blackfaces and dressed up as “Venus and Serena Williams” at a party at the University of Stellenbosch.  

COMMENT: Miracle-chasers will pay

AT the time of writing the confirmed number of people that died at the collapsed guesthouse of Nigerian pastor TB Joshua stood at 115 - 84 of them South African.  

COMMENT: Memela gets it wrong on blackness

I DISAGREE with Sandile Memela's "What it means to be black" comment in Sunday World last week.  

COMMENT: The working class struggle is no joke

IT is amazing how some people jettisoned their sense of humour when comedian Eugene Khoza cracked jokes about HIV-positive people in Mpumalanga recently.  

Prophet's faith fuelled by holy petrol

JUST how much petrol do you have to drink to kick the bucket?  

Unathi becomes fodder for the beauty trolls on twitter

Radio presenter and singer Unathi Msengana has become the latest victim of cyber bullying. The celebrity was attacked by scores of twitter trolls for two days.  

Writing is a universal language: Sabata

THERE are twenty-nine of us here, all from different countries. Four of us are from Africa. Mamle Kabu is from Ghana, Sabah Sanhouri is from Sudan and Ahmed Shafie is from Egypt. It is an honour to be one of these "writers of the world".  

What does it mean to be black?

The past two decades have brought opportunities and choices and blackness has ceased to exist, writes Sandile Memela  

Drowning in Billy’s ocean - PHOTOS

I never really knew who Billie Ocean was, but the name has always been familiar because in the township where I grew up, people in taverns or taxis or anywhere else are fans of his music.  

Reality check needed on EFF

THE antics of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in parliament have been applauded in certain quarters - for all the wrong reasons.  

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