SA – Revolution – Protest actions ongoing 3 September 2019

Is this still ongoing - yes or no?   Last night it was in a newspaper.   Taxi drivers in Pretoria are warning commuters not to bother trying to go to work or make their way to the city centre on Tuesday.   A taxi driver loading up commuters along Thabo Sehume in the City announced: “There are… Continue reading SA – Revolution – Protest actions ongoing 3 September 2019

Communism – SACP – ANC and EFF

  2013 - Aspiring socialist thinkers need to keep a keen eye on the communications channels of the Economic Freedom Fighters in the coming weeks, because South Africa’s youngest political party will be holding workshops on the philosophies of Marx, Lenin and Franz Fanon. Basically, it’ll be like the first three days of your BA degree, all… Continue reading Communism – SACP – ANC and EFF

Champagne socialist Julius Malema

  What is the difference between a flight in business class and the gupta style?   Julius Malema has issued a very cheeky response to claims that he isn't practicing what he preaches, after he was snapped taking a business class flight.    The term “champagne socialist” is used to refer to someone who preaches ideas… Continue reading Champagne socialist Julius Malema

Judiciary and the East German model

  April 2012  -  Jeff Radebe, the judiciary and the East German model.    Judicial reforms an attempt at hollowing out the constitutional state.   There are indications that the judicial reforms envisaged by the Zuma presidency might in fact attempt to hollow out the constitutional state in that its foundational pillars are slowly replaced with building bricks… Continue reading Judiciary and the East German model

“Operation White Hatred” in South Africa

A heavy cloud of hopelessness and helplessness hangs over South Africa at the moment. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such gloom among my fellow countrymen. Even the imposition of sanctions in the 1980’s and the nervousness ahead of the 1994 election are minor compared with what we are seeing today. And when I talk… Continue reading “Operation White Hatred” in South Africa

Red Revolution – EFF – ANC – DA and others

The EFF leader Julius Malema spat fire during an EFF press conference on Tuesday, 2 July 2019.   He took aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa over allegations that his 2017 presidential campaign was funded by Bosasa, his "protection" of public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan, as well as the dismissal of Peter Moyo from Old Mutual.  Radical… Continue reading Red Revolution – EFF – ANC – DA and others

SACP and Public Protector

  The South African Communist Party ( SACP) has joined calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the Public Protector.    And with the SACP, the Democratic Alliance (DA) also wants an inquiry into Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office after several scathing judgments against her reports.    The SACP was addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg after its central committee meeting.… Continue reading SACP and Public Protector