Everybody’s Son | by Uri Avnery

The most sensible – I almost wrote “the only sensible” – sentence uttered this week sprang from the lips of a 5-year old boy. After the prisoner swap, one of those smart-aleck TV reporters asked him: “Why did we release 1027 Arabs for one Israeli soldier?” He...
Ayanda Mabulu vs Brett Murray | by Unathi Kondile

Ayanda Mabulu vs Brett Murray | by Unathi Kondile

Firstly, I’d like to thank Brett Murray for his contribution to the arts. Secondly, I wish I could deliver canapés and wine to all the South African households who have had the privilege of entering a gallery from the comfort of their homes, courtesy of our media’s...

Polygamy: A Freezing of Culture | by Mazibuko K. Jara

Some five years ago, the overwhelming majority of both rural and urban South Africans would have baulked at the idea of polygamy. However, it seems that polygamy has regained some legitimacy and currency. Together with President Zuma, celebrities such as the composer...
Remembering Hani | by Jeanne Hefez

Remembering Hani | by Jeanne Hefez

MP Giyose went to school with Chris Hani in the 1950’s. Like Hani, he was from the Cofimvaba district of the Transkei. The two met again in Botswana when Hani was in prison in Lobatsi. They planned to form a youth movement of South African, in Lusaka in 1971. In...