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An analysis of Covid-19, governance & leadership by the Eastern Cape, ANC-led Government


 

The public health-care system in the Eastern Cape has been in dire conditions for decades, and as some commentators have pointed out, has finally collapsed under the strain of Covid19 infections. Nowhere has the failure of governance been unambiguous than in the Eastern Cape, where corruption, mismanagement, indifference, and sheer incompetence have ensured that the […]

Silencing of guns in Africa remains a pipe dream


 

The African Union set itself a goal of silencing guns on the continent by 2020 but has failed to achieve that goal dismally. Guns are still blazing in the DRC, CAR, Libya, S. Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Nigeria. Instead, there is potential of new wars coming on board in […]

On the tools of colonial conquest


 

In his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel (GGS), Jared Diamond notes that conquest instruments are guns, germs, and steel. Guns were used in the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, where King Cetshwayo faced the British army. Even though the Zulu Nation won the Isandlwana battle, it lost the war because of guns. Cetshwayo was deposed and […]

INNOVATION

Church and the fourth industrial revolution

As a young boy who was raised in the Lutheran Church, one of the things I had to contend with was the determination of...

EDUCATION

Zionist Israel: 73 years of Apartheid occupation and oppression of Palestine

The global release of the B'Tselem Human Rights report that Israel is an Apartheid state hellbent on oppression, injustice and war crimes against Palestinians...

ECONOMICS

Money isn’t the most powerful motivator

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