Politics

How election of Ramaphosa saved ANC Elective Conference from Twitter wrath

Well, almost.   Let me start with a declaration that will be supported by stats later in this blog post. One thing many South Africans can agree on is that public perception related to the African National Congress (ANC), which was already at an all-time low going into the 54th ANC Elective Conference given the ruling party's bad…

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Will public sentiment influence election of the new President in #ANC54?

The 54th ANC Presidential Elective Conference, which takes place every 5 years and is currently in session at Nasrec - southwest of Gauteng Province, South Africa - until the 20th of December, is arguably the first about which the majority of the country has expressed strong public sentiment. While the 4 700 or so card-carrying…

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Can political coalitions build strong communities?

It’s no secret that the most anticipated South African municipal elections were recently held on the 3rd of August 2016 . After both leading political parties failed to secure majority votes amongst respective municipalities, the search for coalition partners began.   Coalitions are crucial for South Africa's key economic hubs, i.e Tshwane and Johannesburg.  …

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How 2016 South African Municipal Elections Performed on Social Media

As we publish this post, we are left with less than 3hrs before closing of the polls for South Africa's most contested municipal elections in the country's 22 years of democracy. This is the 4th time Mzansi is having this category of democratic elections. It has become practice with events of this magnitude on the…

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Mzansi, I am an AFRICAN!

With the recent un-easiness regarding foreign nationals living in South Africa - Mzansi, this short-video clip serves to remind us that we are AFRICANS before we are SOUTH AFRICANS!

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Evolution-Xenolution

The other day I was sitting and thinking about the root causes of Xenophobia and despite having come up with the known reasons, I still couldn't really find a meaningful reason that made sense to me. I suddenly remembered the Theory of Evolution; Natural Selection. Charles Darwin explained this theory to show how over-time genetics mutate…

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