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Toppling Mugabe

Even though Tony Blair has denied ever plotting to oust Robert Mugabe by force, it’s something of a poorly kept secret that the British indeed considered a military option to solve the Zimbabwean problem.In an interview with Al Jazeera, former president Thabo Mbeki said “the problem was, we were speaking from different positions. There were [...]

Malema “Decimates” the Left – An Interview With Andile Mngxitama

Andile Mngxitama of the September National Imbizo is part of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), handling the drafting of its election manifesto and its international relations division. He spoke to The Con about Malema’s “decimation of the left” and how it became “childish” to pursue a leftist agenda outside of the EFF. Why did you [...]

What Justice? – Courtenay Griffiths QC on the International Criminal Court

  If you look at the world through Courtenay Griffiths QC’s eyes then, inevitably, you look at the world through the lens of Karl Marx. “Remember your Marx,” exhorts the Jamaican-born, British-raised Queen’s Counsel several times during a recent interview in Johannesburg. In the interview he sketches out a world where the national interests of [...]

“Krom” Hendricks – The Red-Hot Trundler Edged Out of Cricket by Racism

  Book Excerpt: The Pacemen: 100 Years of South African Fastbowlers (Pan Macmillan) by Drew Forrest Drew Forrest’s history of South African pacemen includes the famous, the infamous and those forgotten by the mainstream history. In this chapter, Forrest examines the life – and speed – of the “red-hot trundler” H “Krom” Hendricks, a cricketer from the [...]