Author: Joe Mangaliso Mdhlela


Cyril Ramaphosa BBC address

‘Some forces are hellbent to derail the democratic project’

The counter-revolution theme in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to subvert political and economic progress was being brewed in some political quarters, he ... Read more.
Hijacked buildings

Hijacked buildings: our shame in democracy

The spectre of apartheid and its atrocities never escapes us; it lives with us, side by side – even when we have defeated it – it continues to become a dark... Read more.

All our leaders need to embrace Brics

Government and Justice I wonder, not with cynicism but with discerning curiosity of interrogation, what lasting dividends might accrue to us as South Africans, ... Read more.

Church must not ignore any injustices

The church is an important segment of society as are all other faith-based formations. During the difficult days of the liberation struggle and unjust apartheid... Read more.
June 16

Changing SA lies in your hands

Soweto/Youth Day, June 16, 2023 has come and gone. Forty-seven years since the police shot and killed 12-year-old Hector Pieterson just outside the Holy Cross A... Read more.
Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser: A voice of reason in the valley of injustice

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. These are the words of an ancient Psalmist. As the country is confronted with... Read more.

Ours is a nation that longs for ethical leaders to take charge

Is it in the best interests of South Africans that we strive to create an economically prosperous country, a land of plenty where everyone has enough, and where... Read more.

Promised light still not shining on black people

If you meet any ordinary person in the streets – a working class or a poor villager – and you ask them how does it feel to be a South African, they will, wi... Read more.