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Sandile Memela

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Sandile Memela is a journalist, writer, cultural critic, columnist and civil servant. He lives in Midrand.

The media mafia

I don’t know when it hit me but it was during my first year as a young reporter in 1985 when I had just joined…

We have no youth leaders

Today’s young leaders are largely, arrogant, self-obsessed and concerned with position and power. I’m talking about, mostly, young men and women who are not only…

True Afrikaners vote ANC

I am not interested in people telling me what is wrong about the Afrikaner National Congress (sic). Rather I am keen to hear what they…

Blacks owe success to ANC

There is a strange, black beneficiary of affirmative action (AA) and ongoing political and economic change who refuses to acknowledge the gains and opportunities provided…

Freedom

A man cannot belong to an organisation and remain free. In fact, to be free, man must not only cease to belong to any organisation…

A nation divided against itself cannot stand

Since the dawn of democracy, I have met, shaken hands and embraced many people who respond to my greeting with the refrain: “Why complain? Nobody…

Artists are entrepreneurs

There is great promise for the creative industries now that a platform has been created for the media, practitioners, public and government to discuss the…

White South Africans aren’t free

This month South Africa celebrates the 17th anniversary of its freedom but many white people will always struggle to appreciate what that means. People who…