LAURETTA NGCOBO: GRACE and PASSION © Agnes Sam 2015 Lauretta Nozizwe Ngcobo, Novelist, Essayist, Editor, Teacher, Member of the Provincial Legislature, died in Johannesburg on 3 November 2015. Lauretta Ngcobo was born in Capazi a small village in Ixopo, Natal in 1931. At the age of eight she began school when children in other ethnic … Continue Reading »
The panel on BBC Question Time gave a brief comment on the televising of the Pistorius Trial (10 Apr 2014). Each panellist expressed the view that televising the trial was a ‘hindrance’. A member of the audience said it was ‘disgusting’ or he or she was ‘disgusted’ by the process. I am satisfied that the … Continue Reading »
Imini emnandi yokuzalwa Madiba! Happy Birthday Madiba! Nceda undibulisele kusapho lwakho! Please send my best wishes to your family. From Agnes Sam.
There is much talk about corruption in South Africa. Make no mistake, I’ve seen it too. There is, however, corruption throughout the world. The churches, the banks, hospitals, the police, governments, prime ministers … No country is free of corruption. They say ‘to err is human.’ Therefore, it must be human nature to be corrupt. … Continue Reading »
Nelson Mandela: A One Man Band? Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is hailed as a great man. A saint to some. A hero to others. The father of the nation. To a majority of people in South Africa and around the world, Mandela is the man who brought about South Africa’s freedom. That Mandela should be credited … Continue Reading »