We have locked ourselves into a political and economic system which requires the existence of political parties (and their Messiah-like leaders). We must fix this and to fix this, we need more than electoral reforms, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.
We have long reckoned the future would be black, black beyond the
metaphor, black as in the emergence of a democratically elected government,
which unlike the erstwhile apartheid government would drive a pro-black and
But alas, electricity load shedding has plunged the country into another kind of literal and metaphorical blackness, the kind which celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas once described as "starless and bible-black".