BUSANI NGCAWENI: Behold the age of demagoguery and un-think
We are in the age of un-thinking. In fact, the idea seems almost blasphemous to contemplate; as are the concepts of reason, of rationality and pure common sense, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Arise ye prophets, intellectuals and innovators
We need our poets and prophets to be our voices of reason and also to help us advance the vision of a truly anti-racist, anti-sexist, united, democratic and prosperous South Africa, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Rapists are fascists who deny women their humanity
In a week when anger and grief over the rape and murders of women in the country reached a crescendo, Busani Ngcaweni says that harsher measures must be implemented even if it is our fathers, friends and sons who must be punished for abusing women.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: The public sector must unlearn complacency
It is time for serious soul-searching, deep thinking and innovation from senior officials in the public sector, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Remembering Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela in August
"She who defies all forms of chauvinism. She refuses to be defined by anything other than her worth, her humanity, character and intellect."
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Zodwa Wabantu, The Spear, and nudity as a political tool
Clearly some in the circular republic are embarrassed by things nude, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Woza Durban July, Let's get on with Conspicuous Consumption
What did they expect really? The VDJ is after all characterized by sexual indiscretions and conspicuous consumption - writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Sona and the cultural iconography of slaying
Let's build the South Africa we want and deserve to live in. That is the dream that President Ramaphosa spoke about in the Sona.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: To be young, willing but black
Busani Ngcaweni writes passionately about the challenges faced by young black South Africans, 25 years after the demise of Apartheid.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: The ANC's ability to self-correct will bring it to sure victory
Contrary to the wishes of its opponents, the ANC will claim decisive success this election, writes Busani Ngcaweni. Here's why.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Europe won't let an African dominate the 800m sprint
How the spectre of slavery and colonialism is relived by body shaming Caster Semenya.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: On Freedom Day, whose democracy is it anyway?
Busani Ngcaweni asks if the country is on the right path to achieve the ideals of building a prosperous and democratic society.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: They burn libraries, and books
A poem by Busani Ngcaweni on the burning of books and ever-lasting lifespan of ideas.
[OPINION] Of spoofs, gaffes and the #MensConference
Busani Ngcaweni says that when the spoofs are done, we must return to reason and ask how the social media spoof that was the #MensConference rode on patriarchy, misogyny and homophobia.