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South African ministers turn xenophobia on its head.

African ambassadors are confronted with all the crimes committed by their nationals in South Africa. African ambassadors came to hear what the South African government intended doing about allegedly xenophobic attacks against their citizens. Instead, they were presented on Friday with a litany of crimes being committed by their nationals in South Africa. Officially, they drank their bitter medicine. Their official spokesperson, DRC ambassador Bene M’poko, dean of the diplomatic community, said at a press conference after the ambassadors’ meeting with Ministers Lindiwe Sisulu of International Relations and Co-operation, Bheki…

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BOAF – Dr. James Makamba fights back

It was reported that Dr. James Makamba was in serious trouble pursuant to the issuance of a High Court order placing Kestrel Corporation, a company duly incorporated and operating in terms of the Companies Act of Zimbabwe, under judicial management. What are the facts? It is not in dispute that four parties appear to be in this dispute as follows: Mr. Makamba is the applicant in this matter and he has approached the Court in anticipation of the return date of in respect of the order granted against Kestrel seeking…

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BOAF – XENOPHOBIA v CRIMINALITY

President Ramaphosa spoke to the issue of the risk posed to SA by what he described as foreigners who live and work in the country and the people vented their anger in the manner they did. It cannot be disputed that the issues of identity and related Identity Politics associated with it is deeper and complex.Although it is easy to claim that SA belongs to all who live in it, it cannot be said that there is a shared understanding whether the attitudes on the ground are in sync with…

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BOAF – ‘O jewa ke eng?’ – Hunger on our Campuses.

A few weeks ago, a colleague shared a trending tweet on social media by a 3rd year nursing student, Keabetswe. The tweet read ‘O jewa ke eng?’ loosely translated ‘what is bothering you?’ This singular tweet, written in Keabetswe’s home language (Setswana), had garnered over 8,000 responses in less than two months, I was definitely intrigued. The responses, on the surface, came across as an ‘open season’ for confessions, but as one dug deeper, worrisome issues around the gross inequality that plagues South Africa came to the fore, specifically that…

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BOAF – Can Africa’s future be secure against a backdrop of pervasive regime change illiteracy?

Africa’s future is contested yet the people who claim to be its legitimate custodians are generally power illiterate. The word regime is often used without any thought being applied to establish its true and intended meaning. This is not unusual because literacy around what a regime is and is not is not generally shared. It is for this reason that a member of the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) initiative shared in frustration over the propensity by many people in Africa to assume that any thought and dissent against any…

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