The real case for cultural affairs and sport in the Western Cape


Who can forget the incredible feeling of winning the Rugby World Cup in 1995 or the African Cup of Nations in 1996? The euphoria of hosting the Soccer World Cup in 2010 united every South African despite class, race, creed or background. As a country we epitomised unity in diversity. Sports has the ability to […]

The potency of sport in uniting nations


The euphoria of having qualified for the first time since 2013 for the African Cup of Nations 2019 (AFCON) in Egypt had hardly worn off; and the headline hit me: President rewards Taifa Stars’ players with land for their second ever AFCON qualification! President John Magufuli was expressing gratitude to his national team, after their […]

Sports in the fourth industrial revolution


When I was a teenager, my father was a diehard supporter of Moroka Swallows Football Club. I was accustomed to him spoiling me with those bright maroon shirts that were emblazoned with the message, “Don’t follow me follow the birds”. Why anyone should follow the birds instead of their hearts remain a mystery to me. […]


The Fourth Industrial Revolution: calling on Africa for an education revolution

From Cape Town to Cairo, Africa is a continent bursting with promise. The African Development Bank puts GDP growth for African economies in 2019...


Writing our own stories: Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe

As calls for the decolonisation of knowledge continue to reverberate through the halls of our teaching and learning institutions, one solution is to regale...


The economics of renewable energy in South Africa

There are controversies and contradictions around energy in South Africa, to a point where the modus operandi of supplying electricity have been highly politicized...