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What Joe Mafela’s legacy means to me as a “born free”

by: Carlos Ncube - 20 March 2017

What Joe Mafela’s legacy means to me as a “born free”

My first memory of Joe Mafela is that of him playing S’dumo, particularly the fact that he used to recycle teabags. His tendency to do this made him a running joke in my family. We’d always say we’d do the same if we fall on hard times. The news of his death this week really...

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On why I became an atheist at 12

by: Carlos Ncube - 8 March 2017

On why I became an atheist at 12

For a while I did not even know what an atheist was. I used to be a devoted Christian attending church with my uncle out of my own will. I loved the services for the music. But I would get headaches after church. Trying to find an explanation for the headaches, my family said I...

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This is what Zuma and Trump spoke about, according to South African Twitter

by: Carlos Ncube - 14 February 2017

This is what Zuma and Trump spoke about, according to South African Twitter

US President Donald Trump gave our president a call Monday evening. The agenda was unknown, but South Africans had their own speculations, and it would be mean of us not to share. 1. Donald Trump: I’m building a wall & Mexico will pay for it. Jacob Zuma: I built #Nkandla & South Africa paid for...

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