Role models play an exceptionally important part in the life of a young person. Young people relate to, admire and, in many cases, imitate their role models during the most impressionable years of their lives. In South Africa, poor conduct by some among the political elite has left many young people disillusioned by mainstream politics. For others, however, corrupt and self-serving behaviour is viewed with approval and aspiration. This paints a concerning picture for the future of our country.
This weekend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will convene a double troika summit in Mozambique to receive the report of its commission of inquiry into ‘disturbances to peace and stability’ in Lesotho. The 10-member commission, led by Botswana High Court judge, Mpaphi Phumaphi, was deployed in September and concluded its work in early November. The inquiry was established following the SADC summit that took place in Pretoria in July.
This question came to me against the backdrop of news that French soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) had raped and sodomised young boys they were meant to protect.
The coldblooded killing of a Mozambican man that made headlines around the world during the April violence against foreign nationals in South Africa was not characterised by xenophobia, so says the government. Then what does lie behind his murder?
So, when all the foreigners have left South Africa and all the colonial statues have been removed, who will the youth turn to next to direct their frustrations?
In a brazen move to protect its albino citizens, Malawi law enforcement officials are now under instructions to shoot anyone who attempts to bring harm to an albino person or people
Survivors and families of 51 deceased Malawian Freedom fighters have petitioned the Malawian government to seek reparations for British soldiers’ 1959 ‘unjustified killings’ and torture on Malawian nationals
Fears of a new wave of violence characterized by xenophobia has parts of South Africa on edge. As with many of the country’s problems, this one is not going to go away any time soon
Unlike in America where men are finally being jailed for posting revenge porn, here in Uganda it’s the woman who is made to feel she has committed a crime. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim in the first place.