Tag Archives: Thabo Mbeki

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 […]

A Person Cannot Be Illegal

The Con always celebrates when the smart ones in our extended family get their names on a book cover. At a time when xenophobic attacks appear to be on the rise again in Johannesburg and Durban, we publish an excerpt that examines the violent attacks of 2008 from Richard Pithouse’s recently released collection of essays, Writing […]

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 […]

The Day of the Jekyll

To resolve the situation at the University of Cape Town that was sparked by the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, I believe we must demand the reinstatement of former vice chancellor, Dr Max Price. On his installation in 2008, Price called for an Afropolitan university, encompassing the globe without short-changing the continent. Six years later, in […]