Nat Nakasa

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, The return of Nat Nakasa’s mortal remains to South African soil has sparked several inspiring tributes to this talented and promising young writer, who died tragically at the age of 28 outside his home country, in 1965. Having known him well, I share our nation’s joy at having Nat […]

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The Violence Must End

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, This past Sunday, several groups with diverse opinions gathered in Johannesburg to take their stands on the complex and on-going tragedy that is being played out in Israel and Palestine. At first glance, it seemed incongruous to find a group of concerned Jewish South Africans protesting against the Solidarity […]

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Propaganda Is A Powerful Thing

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, Propaganda is a powerful thing. It can shape opinions, relationships, voting patterns and nations. It can change the way we see history and the way we approach reality. South Africa endured decades of propaganda, not only because of the polarisation of white and black, but as a result of […]

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During 67 Minutes, Let Organisations Like CHIVA Inspire You

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, Are you giving 67 minutes of your time to make a difference today? Social media is abuzz with what ordinary South Africans are doing to mark Nelson Mandela Day. Learners, businesses, NGOs and celebrities are sharing their inspirational ideas of how we can serve on 18 July 2014. My […]

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The Politics of Reward and Favours

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, This week a giant of our liberation struggle passed away. For several decades during apartheid, Nelson “Nana” Mahomo served as the PAC’s representative abroad, tasked with opening the eyes of the world to the oppression, degradation and poverty of black South Africans. In the late sixties, he found a […]

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