March 17, 2016 Yesterday’s revelations by Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas, confirm what many have grumbled about in little corners for years. This is that there are some who daily spit on the souls of those who paid the supreme price to get us where we are and pretend to be the guardians of … More SEEKING REFUGE IN THE BIBLE, KUNDERA AND EINSTEIN FOR A PERSPECTIVE ON THE JONAS REVELATIONS
Mukoni Ratshitanga. On December 30, 2015 President Jacob Zuma received the Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages, the so-called ‘Seriti Arms Commission’. The following day, December 31, the DA ‘Shadow Minister of Finance, David Maynier, issued a statement in which, among others, he said of the Commission Report, “expectations … More THE ARMS COMMISSION: HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A MAYNIER EXPOSED!
Last week, on the 15th of July, the British non-governmental organisation, Global Witness, published a report about the activities of logging companies in the Central African Republic. The report, titled: “Blood Timber – How Europe Helped Fund War in the Central African Republic” catalogues an alleged series of very grave malpractices by six French, … More Of external forces, African peace and security and underdevelopment.
============================================= NOTE: I wrote the first version of the article below on Sunday June 14 following the South Gauteng High Court’s interim order to the Department of Home Affairs preventing Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, from leaving South Africa pending consideration by the courts of an application for his arrest brought by a nongovernmental organisation. I … More Coloniality, Cold War Politics and the agitation for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir.
There are many reasons why South Africa would be ill-advised to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. These include, but are not limited to: placing our bilateral relations with Sudan, some of her neighbours and the wider Muslim world in harm’s way. South Africa currently has thousands of police and military personnel serving under the United Nations–African … More Coloniality and the agitation for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir.
Mon 23 Jun 2014 By Mukoni Ratshitanga The debate on the State of the Nation address in the national assembly last week illustrated concerns and evinced valuable lessons and reminders which our public representatives across the party political divide ought to be attentive. The endless points of order, genuine and some not, interjections and heckles … More MPs’ behaviour eating away at Parliament’s credibility
November 22, 2013|Johannesburg |Twitter: @MukoniR Replying to the debate on the Presidency’s Budget Vote in June this year, President Jacob Zuma said something which those who are interested in a credible narrative of our past, present and future should say louder than the decibels permitted to a sitting President. Prompted by the comments of the … More It’s time to reclaim Nelson Mandela