Author - Richard Lundie

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Youth Day: 41 years on

More than a public holiday – June 16, let us not ever forget the significance of this day. I remember in 1995 when the public holidays changed. Being a teenager at the time, I don’t recall being told the ‘why’ behind the changes in public holidays. Just that they were different. And the 16 June was a nice one – being placed nicely towards the end of the second term. Only as I began to have a growing heart for [...]

#BlackMonday

More than one day. A view on #BlackMonday

Life in South Africa is not dull.  In one week we have the passing of a struggle stalwart, the recall of the finance minister (and many others) and the disciplinary action against a provincial premier.  And we can be left with a feeling of: what just happened? A call has come to wear black today, and to ‘down tools’ on Friday 7 April.  This social mobilisation is aimed at bringing people together to stand up against the decisions by the [...]