What a system! What a crime!

Their sweat and blood puts a shine in the lives of mine bosses who continue to treat mineworkers worse than the minerals they extract from the earth writes Lucas Ledwaba In a city on a corner stands a house that’s mighty grand/ Where in glory and in splendour dwell the magnates of the Rand/ What…

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‘We will soon die’

Mokholofu did not live to see the finalisation of the case. Many others will continue to die – while the gold mining companies pop champagne and celebrate big profits, dancing on the bones of Mokholofu and his colleagues. By LUCAS LEDWABA. “Son, when are you completing the case?” Boxwell Mokholofu would often enquire with a…

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The forgotten people

When a new dawn broke over the land many of the youths who fought for freedom were discarded and forgotten, victims of changing times and circumstances, victims of their own heroic sacrifices, unskilled, unprepared for the new beginning they had sacrificed the best years of their lives for

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An open letter to Niq Mhlongo and Fred Khumalo

Gentlemen, I have always held you in high esteem, both as authors, friends and brothers. But after the huge problems you have caused in my family, I regrettably have to reconsider our relationship. You call yourselves authors. Not only that. In fact you have managed to convince thousands of innocent souls out there that you…

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