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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.

When a boy becomes a man

I am proud to have met and known a youth who has consciously chosen to become a man, a son who, in his own right,…

Why Africans cannot tell their own stories

African writing and publishing has been systematised to be an extension of Western or European thinking and imagination about the continent and its people. An…

The beautiful ones are corrupted

If ever the struggle was to deliver the promise for justice, equality and a world with a “more human face”, it would have been brought…

The right to insult

I am just a government funk and perhaps have no business to be talk about the much-vaunted right to artistic freedom of expression. Working for…

Pallo Jordan is no fraud

Clarity of thought and articulate intellectual leadership is neither a product of holding a PhD nor the result of spending years to acquire one-dimensional professionalised…

Let the youth take over the ANC

The duty of the young is to improve upon the past which is, largely, a world created or messed up by their parents. What we…