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Shades of grey – A response to Gardee

The input by Cde Ahmed Godrich Gardee on the positions and pronouncements of the present leadership of the ANCYL is quite interesting. Interesting in the sense that, reading it from a sick bed in my native village, brought a sense of ...

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The hunter is hunted

The articles in various local and national newspapers with screaming headlines “Makwetla must go!” cannot go unchallenged to let the cat out of the bag. If the Youth League in general, and in Mpumalanga particularly, would decree what can be spoken and ...

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Makwetla’s cabinet reshuffle – why and what impact?

Very often socio-political and economical analysts face a difficult task of having to analyse events, situations, pronouncements and or decisions taken by other people without having an insight of why such decisions are taken. Sometimes we get accused of trying to be ...

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Hugging the hyena – A guide to Mpumalanga horse-trading politics

In March 1984, during a press conference, the former President of the African National Congress (ANC) Oliver Reginal Tambo, was asked by a journalist Martin Bailey (The Observer) about Mozambuque’s decision to sign the Nkomati Accord with the apartheid government. The ...

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Greening a very green province

MPUMALANGA is a very green province, you just have to cast your eyes around you to see a green blanket of trees, shrubs and grass. The province is truly blessed with fresh air breeze coming from all the leaves that are ...

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State of the Province: People’s needs versus golfers’ greed

This morning, Premier Thabang Makwetla will be presenting his State Of the Province and as usual there are lots of expectations from the ordinary people of Mpumalanga who struggle to survive on a day to day basis. These multitudes will be ...

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Turn “your” Buying power to a buying smart power

Do you remember the old days when the majority of rural and farm people had to buy goods out of a window of a small farm shop? You had to know exactly the items you wanted to buy for you ...

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Black Intelligentsia, stand up and be counted

I worry, and it’s not a joke. If you grew up in the culture of vigorous debates of the Mass Democratic Movement, you might understand. The issue is about the deafening silence of a black intelligentsia that guides development and transformation ...

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Editorial Guidelines

BALANCED AND ACCURATE REPORTING Articles should not assume anything. Numbers must add. The story must reasonable and legally safe. The story must be balanced. The story must be accurate. When you cant verify accuracy of a report, state so. The story must ...

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