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Bongani Khumalo’s Dream

  The Wits University precinct – which stretches from Auckland Park to Braamfontein, Milpark and Parktown – has been fertile grounds for a revolution. It’s where the first spark of the #FeesMustFall movement was lit, before going on to become a wildfire that burned throughout the country when other tertiary institutions like University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of South Africa […]

Worshiping the Beautiful Game

  Perhaps the problem started because of the distance between the church and our football pitch. My struggle to deal with the authority imposed on me didn’t make things better. The pitch wasn’t so much a football stadium as it was an open space on a slope. It barely had grass, but the ground was […]

My Sister and Football

  “In my unlikeliest dream , my dead are with me again, companions again, in an ordinary way; nothing of major moment to accomplish, no stains to cleanse, no oaths or debts to redeem: my dead are serene, composed, as though they’d known all along how this would be.”- The Covenant, CK Williams   In those […]

Elite Silence: Corruption in World Football

  The recent news has provided extraordinary examples of how corruption erodes the resources and morals of an entire continent – Africa – in part because villains in South Africa made alliances with wicked brothers in Switzerland, Latin America, the Caribbean, and especially the United States. We now know more about offshore centres of both […]