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BOAF – In search of journalism excellence – Mr. Ray Ndlovu under the spotlight

Mr. Ray Ndlovu is under the spotlight in relation to a story that was published by the Sunday Times under the title: “James Makamba’s court challenge falls flat.” It is important to understand and appreciate the state of mind that would permit an individual to pen this article. What kind of message is intended in this article? Is it a message that can qualify as an objective take on the issues at stake? Or alternatively, this message is meant to deliver certain pre-determined outcomes? What would be the intended outcomes?…

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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 – Commemorating Human Rights Day

The 21st of March is Human rights day in South Africa. A day for individuals to reflect upon the role that they play in society towards building just and equitable communities that work for all. All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights of which they cannot deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. “The right to private property (is) a logical extension of…

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