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Lazola Ndamase

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Lazola Ndamase is head of Cosatu's political education department. He is former Secretary General of SASCO.

The ANC is not collapsing!

It would be naive and dishonest to accept the argument by Sentletse Diakanyo that the ANC has collapsed such that we should “welcome a new…

Mbeki’s firing is good for democracy!

Since the sacking of the president of the republic, Thabo Mbeki, South Africans have continued with their daily lives. Of course, this does not mean…

Are Africans natural born dictators?

A look at the long list of African dictators, past and present, led one of my friends to declare that maybe it’s in our genes…

Zimbabwe negotiations are bound to fail

There has been a lot of jubilation and misguided excitement about the recent Zimbabwean negotiations, what with the European Union praising Mbeki’s mediation effort and…

The xenophobia files: Part one

First of all, I apologise to all foreign nationals both directly and indirectly affected by the recent xenophobic attacks. I am not a perpetrator and…

Black economic disempowerment

Given the exaggerated praise that BEE received at its introduction, one would have expected that all of us — blacks — would be rich by…