Vavi and Mantashe speaking at The Gathering

I am a very bad blogger! I filmed these two speeches at The Gathering almost a month ago and forgot to let everyone know they are available. Well, until now. The Gathering was a terrific experience and The Daily Maverick people did a terrific job putting the event together and securing the speakers who spoke.…… Continue reading Vavi and Mantashe speaking at The Gathering

Transparency in government and media freedom

I watched a video produced by the White House which I found really interesting for a couple reasons. West Wing Week: 8/20/10 or “Turkey Turkey and a Jammer” from The White House on Vimeo.This week, travel with the First Family to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of swimming, mini-golf, and meeting with local…… Continue reading Transparency in government and media freedom

Google threatens to switch off China

I linked to this post on the Google blog this morning from The Daily Maverick newsletter. It is a very interesting story because of what it reveals about what our world will be like in the months and years ahead.Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis.…… Continue reading Google threatens to switch off China

Light one candle of truth, dispel the darkness

I just watched a video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech last week at the United Nations’ General Assembly. It is a powerful speech worth watching/reading regardless of whether you agree with him or not. His speech was inspired by a meeting he had about 25 years ago as the Israeli ambassador to the…… Continue reading Light one candle of truth, dispel the darkness

Zuma aint no Obama

Wouldn’t it be something if our leadership spoke like this?  Wouldn’t it be something if our leaders spoke about important issues and principles instead of doing a dance and singing a song?Wouldn’t that be something?Tags: obama, zuma, principled leadership, issues, principles, quality of leadership

Sometimes democracy isn’t such a good thing

If anything the ANC leadership race is a good illustration of where democracy can be more harmful than beneficial.  Take a party with a huge majority in parliament, throw in a leadership race between an incumbent who hasn’t fulfilled his potential and a disgraced challenger who has tremendous popular support and we have a receipe…… Continue reading Sometimes democracy isn’t such a good thing

Mondli’s Long Click to Freedom

Move over Madiba, its time for Mondli’s turn in the spotlight:Make games | Share | Play free online games | User Generated Games @ PictogameBrought to you by The Times(Courtesy of Gregor)Technorati Tags:editor, government, oppression, sunday times, mondli, free mondli, long click to freedom