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Tinyiko Sam Maluleke

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Tinyiko Sam Maluleke is a South African academic (currently attached to the University of South Africa [UNISA]) who suffers from restlessness, intellectual insomnia, insatiable curiosity, a facsination with ideas, a passion for justice, a crazy imagination as well as a big appetite for music, reading and writing.

He has lectured briefly at such universities as Hamburg in Germany, Lausanne in Switzerland, University of Nairobi in Kenya and Lund University in Sweden - amongst others.

To all the tea girls I have loved before

There’s a problem with the tense of a popular, communist freedom song which goes “my father was a garden boy, my mother was a kitchen…

A great South African woman

If you are anything like me, you have a few debts. No, you are not like me. You cannot be like me. I am bonded…

Black to the future v back to the future

Never in the 17 years of democracy has the DA been driven to appeal so passionately, so desperately and in some ways so comically to…

Obama and Gaddafi: An irreverent comparison

“All my people love me. They would die to protect me,” said Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi towards the end of February 2011 in the midst…

Meet Andries. He died yesterday

On the evening of Thursday April 14 2011, I took part in an excellent discussion panel organised by the Steve Biko Foundation at Wits university…

The year of jobs, jobs and more jobs?

Despite the promises made in the last State of the Nation address, the giant funds set up, the economic growth path outlined, the Obama-like bailouts…

AU fiddles while Africa burns

Long, long ago, animals from all corners of the earth gathered in one place for a big indaba. Conspicuous by their absence from the great…

Zuma, Gaddafi and the Libyans

What did South Africa expect after voting in support of the UN resolution to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya? That the UN would issue…

What Zuma did not say on Human Rights Day

Rather than regurgitate what his Excellency said at Athlone Stadium on occasion of the celebration of Human Rights Day on March 21, I would rather…