Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Shikota a rebel militia group?

IS SHIKOTA A REBEL MILITIA GROUP?

Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

The emergence of what is presented as an alternate political movement in South Africa should be looked into in the context of historical political developments in most post colonial states, particularly in Africa. The rhetoric, actions and potential character of the ANC dissident group, which misnamed itself Congress of the People, are not dissimilar to rebel militia groups that ignited and began wars and caused conflicts in most post independence African Nation-States. In many African nation states such as Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Angola, Congo, Sudan, etc., the rebel militia groups emerged out of disgruntlement on internal political dynamics and often defined themselves as the true representatives of the people, custodians of morality defined along narrow religious lines and beliefs.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Beneficiary of illegal-migration

Private Sector the primary beneficiary of Illegal-MigrationNyiko Floyd Shivambu

A component which almost the whole of society has been inattentive to in the wake of the violent xenophobic and tribal attacks that happened in South Africa’s poverty stricken informal settlements and townships is the whole issue of the political economy of labour. Immigration into South Africa’s cities and economic centres is largely for socio-economic purposes. People from around the continent and poorer provinces migrate to areas with economic potential in search of better lives, jobs and economic opportunities. That is undeniably the major reason for inter and intra-migration into South African areas with economic potential.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SA Xenophobic?

Giving a Class perspective to the xenophobic uprisings!

Let's make some few observations concerning the current xenophobic uprisings and acts of crime. Almost always, high levels of poverty, inequality, starvation and unemployment are a cause of social instability. You'll remember government made this acknowledgment when the annual report of ASGISA was tabled in April 2008. Now with an objective existence of what is called lumpen proletariat, you will surely encounter these acts of violence with different forms of false-consciousness.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

GEAR Number What?

Should We Giya for GEAR?


Nyiko Floyd Shivambu, 1 November 2007

In Tsonga/Shangaan, the word Giya means dance in celebration. The former ANC President Thabo Mbeki called on all ANC members and all South Africans to indulge in the published Statistics South Africa Community Survey 2007 , which essentially illustrated through reliable statistics that ‘Today is Better Than Yesterday”, (ANC Today, 26 October 2007). The President celebrates the Community Survey 2007 findings that the livelihoods of South Africans have significantly improved, with more recorded access to housing, electricity, cellular phones, computers, Internet etc.

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