Is Modern Football Taking Lessons From The 1970's Era?

When Pep Guardiola conquered Spain and Europe with his Barcelona side a few years ago, he knew he needed to find a different way of taking his team to another level. The principles were never to be compromised, retain possession, Pass into space, not the player’s feet. Move the ball, move your teammate, move the opposition. The evoluti...

By Rulani Mokwena 23 days ago

The Role Of Zulu Strongmen In South African Politics Part 1

On 21 March 2019, the Inkatha Freedom Party hosted its Gauteng provincial manifesto  launch. The launch also marked  the 44th anniversary since its establishment on 21 March 1975. I found myself thinking about how Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi and President Jacob Zuma as two of the foremost Zulu political strongmen have shaped South Afri...

By Musa Mdunge 26 days ago

Western Sahara Africa’s Longest and Most Forgotten Territorial Conflict

IntroductionThe conflict in Western Sahara is one of Africa’s most long‐lasting territorial disputes, going on for more than three decades now. The territory is contested by Morocco and the Polisario Front, which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government‐in‐exile of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. The self‐proclaimed rep...

By Mr Nathi Mthethwa 20 days ago

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Contested but Beautiful Legacy!

Earlier in the week, the news made the rounds of the imminent renaming of one of Johannesburg’s busiest roads, William Nicol Dr, after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. This resuscitated public debate about the Mother of The Nation’s legacy and the re-branding of Cape Town International Airport into her name - an idea that appears popular to ...

By Katlego Mereko & Musa Mdunge 20 days ago

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