Avishkar Govender

In Tambo they trust

This year we have heard from the great and the good about comrade OR Tambo, the late leader of the ANC – who led the ANC for many years, in exile. Some having served alongside Tambo, have sought to embellish their own credentials by passing themselves off as more authentic exemplars of Tamboism. Some having…

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CR17: Please fill in the blanks

We are not confused, we can say, “Top 8″, without referring to football and/or soccer. Therefore will CR17 please fill in the blanks publicly – because we are not afraid of “slate politics”. CR17 Candidates: President General: Cyril Ramaphosa Deputy President General: Naledi Pandor Chairperson General: Gwede Mantashe Deputy Chairperson General: Unknown Secretary General: Senzo…

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The truth about Nkandla

Factually, all state presidents are being blackmailed. They are being threatened and extorted by their own people, their own party bosses, their own funders, their own supporters and their own handlers. Regardless of which country, regardless of which regime; all state presidents are being blackmailed. In comparison, prime ministers are merely besieged by those around…

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The psychology of the failed state

Some years ago I ordered the destruction of every dysfunctional government, state, country and authority. I also ordered the destruction of every dysfunctional sovereign and sovereignty. You have experienced this as the Eurozone, the long War Against Terror, the supremacy of English Imperialism, the clientisation of CIA Frontshops, the simplification of Global Dialogue and the…

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The narcissism in heraldry

Notwithstanding my demand that collusion and impervious co-operation not decide the fate and future of my peoples, I have on occasion taken the liberty of unilateralism. Unbeknown to many and unfettered by the constraints of corruption, I have been able to shape reality as it is experienced by each and every person, regardless of whether…

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National Student Bank

To my fellow students I am given once again to reflect on the pathetic leadership provided to the students of South Africa by the ANC government, and in this case by the SACP’s former Minister Blade Nzimande, and the ANC’s Youth Militia of COSAS, SASCO, ANCYL, YCL and PYA. I recall that they all promised…

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Mugabe the Tory?

A cursory squizz through YouTube will tell you a lot about Mugabe, a man who is recorded all over the internet as having something to do with Zimbabwe. He is variously referred to as one of the liberators of Africa — having served the liberation movements of Africa since his youth and as the tyrant…

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Dear Jules …

His Excellency, the President Messier JS Malema, Esq. c/o ANC Youth League Luthuli House, Sauer Street Johannesburg, South Africa Dear Jules As you know I attempted, of my own volition, to save your political career at the end of August 2009, with the publication of a electronic booklet, called the Prosperity of Our Potential. Written…

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An interview with my grandfather

Soobrie Pillay, the 90-year-old stalwart of the Congress Movement, who through his humble position as the head barman of the West End Hotel, on the corner of Dr Yusuf Dadoo (Grey) Street and Dr Monty Naicker Road (Pine Street), selflessly provided, over 60 between 1933 and 1995, protection and aid to generations of political activists…

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A humble appeal for peace and national unity

I understand that the people of South Africa, having been denied their God-given rights to be free for more than 400 years, are anxious for the achievement of our aspirations for human development and recognition as people of integrity and capabilities both of which are things that have been denied and ignored by our erstwhile…

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