Ucwaningo Ngezinhlelo Zikahulumeni

Imibono: http://www.localgovernmentaction.org/zu/content/uhlelo-lwentuthuko-oludidiyele http://www.rdm.co.za/politics/2016/03/03/why-sa-s-municipalities-are-failing-and-how-to-fix-them Sesifukile isikhathi sokhetho sohulumeni basemakhaya. Engabe abantu bayawazi yini amalungelo abo nokuthi amandla abo bangawasebenzisa kanjani? Kubalulekile ukuthi izakhamuzi zazi ukuthi imithetho isungulwa kanjani futhi isetshenziswa kanjani. Kuningi okunye esingakudingida sise sihlaziye izimiso zomthethosisekelo wezwe. Njengomuntu onothando lwabantu nozibandakanya kakhulu nangokuzikhandala ekuthuthukisweni kwezimpilo zaBantu, ngithe ake ngididiyele lezizinsiza … Loluhlelo lusazoqhubeka …

Poetics: the fertility of just struggles

In a journal called A Poetics of Resistance ‘Womens Writing in El Salvador, South Africa and the U.S. by Mary K.DeShazer, the emminent writer, activist Alice Walker writes this poem: “We alone can devalue gold by not caring / if it falls or rises in the market place Whereever there is gold / there isContinue reading “Poetics: the fertility of just struggles”

Did outdated race consciousness kill Sterling, Castile and the five Dallas police officers?

Originally posted on ramalainetalk:
‘I take it as given that at the beginning of the 21st century, any notion of ‘race’ as a ‘valid biological entity’ no longer warrants serious discussion’ these are the words of the erudite scholar Neville Alexander in arguably his last published work. The sensibility of this statement in an indisputable…

Inside the border town where crowds of desperate Venezuelans go for food: ‘I’ve never been hungry like this’ — National Post – Top Stories

CUCUTA, Colombia — It wasn’t much, but it was all she could afford — a sack of laundry detergent, a package of tampons and 18 rolls of Colombian toilet paper. Marys Rosalba was carrying the prized goods back to Venezuela with a tight grip and a fierce look that said: Don’t even think of trying… viaContinue reading “Inside the border town where crowds of desperate Venezuelans go for food: ‘I’ve never been hungry like this’ — National Post – Top Stories”

LAND:from words to actions: connecting policies to implementation

South Afrika is a rich country. It has almost everything required to become a global economic powerhouse,  a “First World” country by any standards. Although much of the population still remains largely impoverished, racially and economicaly segregated as the legacy of apartheid’s separate developments remains perpetuated through the neoliberal policies which the current government pursues,Continue reading “LAND:from words to actions: connecting policies to implementation”

Corrupted Seeds and the future of food

An excerpt from an essay titled SEEDS OF CORRUPTION  from the upcoming book called Rock ‘n Rule: The Essays, Stories and Poetry of Menzi Maseko The Problems Posed By Genetically Modified Organisms in Southern Afrika and Globally “Developing countries export capacity, especially Africa’s, is undermined and restricted by unjust trade practices. Agricultural products from developingContinue reading “Corrupted Seeds and the future of food”

Expendable Lives ?

Yesterday I attended a presentation at the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban. Out of the numerous stalls and platforms that had delegates from around the world showcasing their work within the HIV/AIDS ‘industry’, there was just one that really grabbed my attention. The young Afrikan-Americans calling themselves: Tacoma Action Collective. These highly articulate and passionateContinue reading “Expendable Lives ?”

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