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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.

Schabir, Eugene and the president

Speculation has reached runaway-fire proportions that Schabir Shaik and Eugene de Kock are about to walk. Shaik has applied for a presidential pardon. This has…

Spare a thought for Haiti

South Africa has disasters — political, ethical and economic disasters. We have a fat ruling elite which is increasingly drifting away from the needs and…

And the winner is…

Some say the ANC’s annual January statement read out by the president on Saturday was long and boring. What kind of assessment is that? Where…

His majesty, the king, your president

Friends, brothers, sisters, foreign nationals, national nationals, multi-nationals, my fellow South Africans; all protocol observed! It is with a double sense of worry and relief…

The end! Can you hear the soundtrack?

At Eyethu Cinema in the Soweto of the 70s and early 80s, film endings would be announced with the projection of the words “The End”…

The trouble with Cope

My high school “piece job” entailed being an interpreter of maladies. It was my job was to find which tooth or teeth were loose, painful,…

Our much-loved Malema Dilemma

Are the fortunes of South Africa’s political enfant terrible – African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President Julius Malema – falling? Hasn’t he been recently…