Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tomorrow is a big day for South Africa. The Proteas, that is SA cricket team, will be playing against Australia in the cricket world cup semi-final. South Africa has tasted victory against Australia before, so I believe our boys can do it again. My advice to the Proteas is that they should delete any memory of failure against Australia and think more about the day they emerged victorious against the Ausies. This may boost their mental strength - something that was missing in our last semi-final encounter with the Ausies.

Monday, April 23, 2007

South Afrca (SA) is one of the few countries that underwent the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) assessment. In the final report a number of issues were highlighted as undermining good governance in SA. One of these factors is the dominance of a single party in the political processes. Single party dominance tends to work against democracy as it blurs the difference between party and state. Thus a dominant party can use state resources to further party interests.

In the South African context the dominance of the ANC is something that can be attributed to the nature of opposition politics. For instance, to a majority of black South Africans the DA, which represents the official opposition party, comes across as not wholeheartedly committed to non-racialism. This allows the ANC despite a plethora of discontents among its constituency, to maintain control of the state and its institutions. My hypothesis is that until the DA re-invent itself into something appealling to the black populace, the ANC will remain a dominant force in South African politics.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Open minded individuals are aware that Christianity is not the only way to God. But there is substance in the biblical claim that "God created man in his own image". This is no rhetoric claim. In fact, there is ample evidence in support of this claim. Some of it can be found in the Origins Centre, situated in Wits University campus. The New York Times suppliment of the Sunday Times (8 April 2007) ran a story about a caucasian farmer who recently dicovered that he has black relatives through a DNA test. Therefore, im my opion labels such as black/coloured/white are nothing but human invention. They only reflect our infallibility as humans.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I want to talk about creative destruction. A car to me is a product of creative destruction because of its contribution to green house gases, the cause of global warming. Now there are genetically modified (GM) foods. Do we know the long-term implication of consuming GM foods? Perhaps, preoccupation with the long-term rather than the short-term in our endevours to finding solutions to world's problems would help us discover solutions that will not be problematic in future.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Many young black men are not happy about their situation in the new South Africa. In fact, the general feeling is that it seems as if in the new South Africa men (in particular black men) are either women or child abusers. But men also experience abuse, which is non-physical in nature in most cases, from their female counterparts. Therefore why gender activists or champions of women emancipation are turning a blind eye to men abuse? In my view genuine women empowerment should also seek to correct women imperfections.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

For blogging to be more robust and ineteresting, I think people like Bill Gates and probably the Silicon Valley IT boffins should devote more resources to finding new ways to enable more individuals in the developing world to access IT and computer facilities.
Now that I have done some blogging, I feel like I'm part of the global village.
I feel blogging is a useful tool simply because it holds immense potential to connect one with like-minded individuals from different parts of the globe.