Category Archives: South Africa – Current Affairs

Thank you Nelson Mandela

As I type this, Nelson Mandela is spending his third week in hospital. I thought about how I could pay my own tribute to Tata. Then it dawned on me. Back in 2010, my dad bought a coffee table book for me called “The Children’s Mandela” . Nelson Mandela loves kids. So why not let the kids do the talking? Continue reading →


Marikana: where to from here, South Africa?

ImageThe massacre, the tragedy, the brutality, the unfairness – so much has been written and spoken about Marikana already. Like many, I too am trying to make sense of it all. What is it about our country? The minute we think we have hit rock bottom, we find new ways to sink even deeper! Something needs to change and I sense it’s already beginning. Continue reading →

Will the Real Members of the Pretoria Hindu Seva Samaj Please Stand Up?

As I type this:
• youth in Bahrain are getting shot by their government;
• Muammar Gaddafi is about to launch an attack on Benghazi;
• Japanese fear being poisoned by radiation, after part of their country was literally wiped off the face of the earth.

Oh and one more thing: some of the members of the Executive Committee of the Pretoria Hindu Seva Samaj are, once again, embroiled in gutter politics! Continue reading →

South Africa’s Public Sector Strike

As I type this blog, South Africa’s public sector strike is in its third week. I can’t say that I’m surprised. What does surprise me though is the level of intimidation, violence and blatant criminality that has characterized this year’s stay away.

South Africa’s Strike Season

It is a well known fact that South Africa has a strike season. That’s right, you heard me: a strike “season” -just as we have winter, spring, summer and autumn – so too, do we have the public sector strike! Continue reading →

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