Women politicians are expected to be mothers and play certain roles at work and in their communities. She says that gender is a major problem in politics. In a patriarchal world to be born a woman is wrong; it is secondary. And the ANC Women’s League is not helping the cause. Continue reading Activism: The ANCWL is out of its league
Financial inclusion is not just about the banks or access to credit no matter their significance in a country’s economic landscape but is critical for reducing inequality, improving the welfare of societies and overall economic development. Continue reading Financial Inclusion is more than just access to credit
Nothing good came out of today’s meetings. I am starting to think this project wasn’t well thought out. Is it not possible to write about the Johannesburg Chinese community without concrete information from them? I mean, why not, the West has been writing about Africa without bothering to ask for the African opinion. My feature article was meant to look at the consumption of art … Continue reading Confucius says boredom is the mother of creativity
The day started off well, there was a plan in place. We were to go to Hyde Park and meet with Emma Chen, a Taiwanese restaurant owner and art collector who moved to South Africa in the 1980s. Emma spoke to our class a few weeks ago about her experiences in South Africa since the 1980s. She explained the manner in which she dealt with … Continue reading What is ART and who decides?
Today I encountered three Chinese inspired ideas in Johannesburg: The Blackanese, a Chinese shipping corrugated iron container and Chinese lanterns. Blackanese is a fusion of black and Chinese or Japanese cultures. The first time I heard of the term blackanese was from Chris Tucker in Rush Hour. He was in Chinatown looking for some underground gangster called Jin Ping and he told everyone they were … Continue reading Blackanese in Johannesburg
Thule Zwane My English teacher would obviously disagree and to be quite frank, I don’t care; it is Monday evening and I have had plenty wine to drink so anything goes. I am not certain how the conversation started but it included the possible addition of a new member to the group. Don’t get it wrong, my friends and I are not a clique but … Continue reading language in the new south africa a.k.a black-english