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Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies…


 

It was Amilcar Cabral, who once uttered these words, “hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories…”  I found myself haunted by these words whilst listening to UCT press conference about the Sutherland reburial of the unethically […]

Build libraries for the fourth industrial revolution


 

The traditional understanding of a library has been akin to the scene in Beauty and the Beast when the Beast leads Belle to his library. The magically ornate library was the stuff of fairy tales. Cascading stairs, walls stacked with beautifully bound books, and gold leaf accents. As Belle tells the Beast, “your library makes […]

Tourism revenue will preserve nature’s magic and majesty


 

Conservation is expensive and crucial. Capital, drawn by South Africa’s wild mysteries and magic, can fund it, as well as socioeconomic development.        South Africa faces major challenges and opportunities: develop an inclusive economy that addresses poverty, unemployment and inequality while preserving the resources that sustain us. We must abdicate our unenviable position […]

INNOVATION

What exactly is the 4IR?

Last week, Deputy President David Mabuza caused quite a stir, but for all the wrong reasons, when he was quizzed in Parliament about the...

EDUCATION

Kashmir has become the new Settler-Colonial Project

India’s great son of the soil Mahatma Gandhi had issued a prescient warning to his compatriots to guard against the rise of a “regime...

ECONOMICS

Tourism revenue will preserve nature’s magic and majesty

Conservation is expensive and crucial. Capital, drawn by South Africa’s wild mysteries and magic, can fund it, as well as socioeconomic development.     ...