South African Should Have a Warning: Please Come, But You Enter at Your Own Risk

Besides what I wrote on NewAfricanMen last week on the xenophobic violence that had flared up in South Africa as well as government and civil society responses to the events, I wrote two other pieces. One of the article was published in The Star of Wednesday April 22 2015. In the same edition, the newspaper published an … Continue reading

Government / Violence

Zuma Admits the African National Congress (ANC) is to Blame

You could have felled me without a traditional weapon. Yesterday, after raging against the President Jacob Zuma and his party, African National Congress (ANC), for not taking responsibility for the violence that permeates our lives, and for the ridiculous expression of pain, Zuma admitted that the ANC is to blame. Forget that he still blamed … Continue reading

Gender / Uncategorized / Violence / Women

Government and Vodacom Establish a Call Centre Dedicated to Provide Support and Counselling to Victims of Gender Based Violence

Forget that it’s called a Command Centre. You don’t need to like them for their excellent service, high call rates, or raise your eyebrow because Vodacom is partnering government on this project. Actually, it is a laudable thing for big business to consider gender based as a social scourge. I don’t know what a call centre will do to bring down level of … Continue reading

African / Blacks / Whites

We Are Not Black Africans

Black people should rebel against being forced to tick the so-called ‘Black African’ box the post-apartheid government and its agencies like Statistics South Africa use to identify them. We are not Black Africans. We are Africans. Period. Black African is an insult. There is an important distinction. I was reminded of this by Percy Mabandu’s City Press columns of September … Continue reading

Government / Health / Women

Everything is Broken

In this piece first published in City Press of July 08, 2012, ( about accompanying his mother for her clinic visit to a public hospital, Hugo Canham ends telling of a painful story of man witnessing how a less than caring government affects people’s daily lives.      The story ended with my mother trapped in the red mud, her back broken in three … Continue reading