Violence

Why are South African universities in the grip of hot violence?

  South African universities are in the grip of hot violence. Students  occupying space, attacking property and burning paintings; policing using force and arresting students; students kicking other students. Voices are calling for violence to stop. How might we understand this violence? It is not as if we are not aware of other daily forms of violence at South African universities, so what distinguishes what … Continue reading

Sexuality / Violence

Even as We Face Sexual Violence, Young (and Not So Young People) Still Need To Know Some Things Before Oral Sex

In November I posted this piece about “6 Things African Boys (and Grown Men) Need to Embrace About Masturbation”. The nub of the post was this video lesson from Gurl.com presented by presented by Cheyenne, who says she is from outside Los Angeles in the United States and has Mexican, Cuban and White American ancestry. … Continue reading

Blacks / Children / Class / Men / Sexuality

Money, Men, Women, Some Kind of Love

“Many rich black parents of the North make the mistake of associating their hard-earned economic freedom, with their children’s supposedly unquestioned entitlement to it. This misconception becomes dangerous when these elite black individuals raise their children – particularly their male children – with traditional ideas of manhood coupled with the constant spoon-feeding of money. This … Continue reading

Violence

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