Tag Archives: Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mbeki and Haiti

  n 26 August 1789, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was adopted by the National Constituent Assembly in revolutionary Paris. The adoption of the Declaration has often been understood as a foundational moment in the development of the epoch in human history now often thought of as modernity. The [...]

P is for Pissed Off!

  Seven personal ponderings on the Nokuthula Simelane case and how these unresolved cases of apartheid-era disappearances and deaths hang spectrally over our democracy, by Tymon Smith   Polls Standing in line to cast my vote on August 3 2016, I realised that after all the debates about the efficacy of democracy and the idea that [...]

On Mbeki’s Brief Commentary

  I like a Monday. It’s a rest day after a long Sunday run, meaning a chance to sleep in just a little, and the beginning of the week’s episodes of MasterChef Australia. And it’s the day before the house gets cleaned, the laundry finds it way from the basket to the closet, and the [...]