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Mphuthumi Ntabeni

Show BioHide BioMphuthumi Ntabeni lives in Cape Town where he is a political commentator and writer. He writers for the Southern Cross and his book, The Broken River Tent is published by Black Back Book, an imprint of Jacana Books, in early 2018.

60 posts

REVIEW — Living with the Gods

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In ‘Living with the Gods’, Neil MacGregor says that a set of shared beliefs and assumptions (faith, ideology, religion, etc) are at the centre of human existence and progress. Mphuthumi Ntabeni was enthralled by MacGregor’s idea that no organised society, in t... More »

Root out rot from our institutions

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Corruption seems to have an unbridled hold on our institutions and it is time we welcome any and all attempts to expose situations and people that have allowed it to fester. Mputhumi Nthabeni welcomes calls to investigate and reform institutions that have gone... More »

Why public hearings on land must continue

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Much undue criticism has come from the parliamentary process of holding public assemblies across the country giving diverging South African constituencies the opportunity to hear and to speak on the issue of land expropriation without compensation. Mphuthumi N... More »

The hypocrisy of Obama

by (~6 min read)

Not all were as impressed by the rousing Nelson Mandela Annual lecture given by former US President Barack Obama to a 15 000-strong packed Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. For Mphuthumi Nthabeni his public address was a prime example of the kind of h... More »

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