Mcebo Dlamini: On the dangers of tribalism and Xhosa exceptionalism

2019-11-21 10:02

People have been saying, "Xhosas are carrying the entire nation on their back". This is harmless insofar as it remains just banter but people's fantasies always manifest in jest so perhaps we need to take the issue seriously, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Buthelezi's retirement won't end ethnic 'traditionalism'

2018-08-30 10:44

Mangosuthu Buthelezi carries extensive accountability for the sectarianism that characterised politics in South Africa before 1994, writes Gerhard Maré.

Zuma's Zulu threat: how history shows it's futile

2018-02-09 08:40

As South Africans, we must understand our history so that we don’t fall prey to ethnic mobilisation on behalf of corrupt leaders who want to cling to power at all costs, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

South Sudan needs fresh ideas

2017-05-07 06:25

In the years leading up to the South Sudan independence in 2011, the people of Sudan were hosted at the Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda. The euphoria following the birth of a new nation gave hope for political stability in the region.


Jub Jub’s video on Xhosa people receives backlash

2019-05-31 11:07

People are not impressed with Jub Jub's comments about Xhosa people.

We can do more as Africans

2018-07-29 10:28

We must rise above racism, xenophobia and tribalism, and strive for a nonracial country as espoused by Mandela, writes Sonwabile Mancotywa.

Is Ramaphosa the ethnic unifier the ANC needs?

2017-12-08 08:16

Will delegates at the national conference care about Cyril Ramaphosa's appreciation of the country's linguistic diversity and give the ANC its first truly multilingual president, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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