President Michael

Back in 1936, a mother received news she was with child. In July of 1937, her bundle of joy arrived, a baby boy and they named him Michael. As...

A Different Kind of Television

You may ask why another Whitehouse drama is worth watching. Between the heightened melodrama of Olivia Pope in Shonda Rhimes' Scandal (South Africans know the show as The Fixer) and the cutthroat genius...

Not outraged? You’re not paying attention

There is a common saying that evil prevails when good men do nothing.I believe this to be true.There is also another common saying that says "things have to get...

Alicia Keys: HERE

Alicia Keys has always had an appeal to wide audiences. With a soulful expression and honed skill, she has become to this generation, what Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell...

E-Tolls: The Story of Africa

South African news is buzzing with a story that has been bubbling under, particularly in the mineral-rich province of Gauteng, for quite a while now. An announcement was made...

What if the Church met politics?

"You don't mix church and politics."That was the mantra I learned growing up, almost as if it was some secret 11th commandment that only my parents knew about.And yet...

Obama Speaks to Young African Leaders (YALI)

On August 4, US president Barack Obama celebrated his 55th birthday. On the eve of this event, Obama spoke to a group of young African leaders.The US president held his annual...

Katy Perry: protest art goes mainstream

Everyone knows Katy Perry is up for controversial expression. Launching with a single like 'I Kissed a Girl', there was a clear creative license that many have grown to...

Martin Luther King: I Have A Dream

In 1963, American civil rights activist Martin Luther King gave his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in front of a crowd of 250,000 supporters in Washington. 'I Have...

Book review: We have now begun our descent

The back cover of Justice Malala's book starts with these words about my home country, South Africa: "I am angry. I am furious. Because I never thought it would happen...

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