BUSANI NGCAWENI: A preliminary theses on post-election noises
After the local government elections, many bureaucrats wonder how to they professionally serve in a fractious coalition milieu overflowing with knowns and unknowns, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Like Somizi’s reality shows, virtual meetings are staged life
Working in the COVID-19 new normal is like a movie. It needs a lot of staging, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Is polyandry patriarchy’s worst nightmare?
The debate on polyandry in South Africa needs to exit the bedroom, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: 'Music heals' was Sibongile Khumalo’s credo
Her subversions in many instances placed Sibongile Khumalo as our spiritual liberator through music, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Masuku's High Court matter will illuminate some blurred lines
Bandile Masuku's case before the High Court is a clear example of the question of separation of powers, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Being human in the age of calamity
In this time of disaster, continuing to be human makes all the difference, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Why COVID-19 is like the political violence of the early 90s
Whereas we know of the thief in the night, COVID-19 is a thief in the day. It is taking away people and loved ones in full sight, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: 'Money Heist' and the tragicomedy of our times
What does the Netflix series 'Money Heist' and South Africa have in common amid the coronavirus pandemic? Busani Ngcaweni explores the parallels.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Class formation in black South Africa
Busani Ngcaweni reflects on the observations of Siyabonga Hadebe about the evolution of the black elite in 19th and 20th century colonial South Africa.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: The injustice of COVID-19 for women in the workplace
The coronavirus pandemic is making life even more difficult for women in the workplace, which is a theatre of patriarchy with its unforgiving twin, capitalism, writes Busani Ngcaweni.
BUSANI NGCAWENI: Cuba upholding ‘solidarity forever’ during COVID-19
Cuban medical workers arriving to help SA speaks to the pact Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro made years ago, writes Busani Ncaweni.
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.