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Shareef Blankenberg

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Although all contributions are my personal views, I am an ANC member and a cadre. I am employed as a study group secretary by ANC Caucus in Parliament. I grew up in the ANC, and it forms a large part of who and what I am

Whose struggle songs?

I would like to add my two cents’ worth about issues pertaining to the so-called “hate speech” trial of ANC Youth League President Julius Malema.…

Let’s blow our own vuvuzela

Recently, international soccer governing body Fifa decided to take a Cape Town company to court over their selling of key rings. The key rings are…

Our heritage is no joke

It’s been dubbed “anthemgate”. November 13 2009 the South African rugby team, affectionately known as the Springboks, is playing France at the Municipal Stadium in…

Mbalula, I salute you

So the deputy minister of police, Fikile Mbalula, is now being heralded as someone who has a complete disregard for our Constitution, one who wants…

With open eyes we wander

Brandon Huntley claims he has “opened people’s eyes” to the problem of crime in South Africa. For those not in the know, Huntley was recently…

Women’s Day is gone, now what?

Muslim children attending madrassa are taught from a very early age about the role of a mother and the respect we need to accord them.…

Malema, Malema, Malema

I must admit that I was never a fan of ANC Youth League President Julius Malema. I used to criticise many of his statements, both…

Join the PARTY, Helen et al …

So Helen Zille feels that President Zuma did a good job, except for the fact that he is not acting like an executive president, but…

Goduka uyokuphumla, Tutu et al

So, the Archbishop Emeritus is saying that he would boycott next year’s election if things continue in the ANC the way they are. He also…

Real stars for Cabinet

So, President Kgalema Motlanthe announced his new Cabinet. A lot could be and had been said about both the old and the new Cabinet. But…