casperThank heavens we still have black intellectual leadership prepared to expose the ills of the post Mandela misadventure. Courage to you Xolela.
Chrissy.howseAn impressive read, thank you.
Ian WardXolela. I just hope you continue to show the less educated folks that they cannot let this continue, and to use their vote to make a change, instead of just voting based on empty promises.
Desiray VineyXolela, You need to be repeating this message over and over again before the election, especially to those people who can't see for themselves. This could be a beautiful country if more people like you got into parliament. Being a thought-leader isn't enough. You have to be there and actually fight the disease at the source.
Richard GeeWow. Great article. Thank you.
Dumi MasekoXolela well said, discussing or debating politics with those who still live in denial is like debating religion. And I loved one comment on radio. They said, "20 years later, we still can't blame apartheid." Our country is going down, and we must stand and be counted and never let our beautiful country be subject to the illness of mediocrity.
Musa StrachanWow. Nailed it. Thanks for the great read and opening my eyes further.
Mike NusseyThe great sadness is that Xolela's views will never gain the traction and the audience they deserve. A well-written and thought provoking article.
Justin SteynSo, let us recap. The state of the SABC is characterised by
1) a leader who is vindictive and vengeful
2) a mob-rule mob-groomed puppet without the common sense a proper education bestows
3) a witch hunt against skilled and able people who get in the way of making a crooked buck
4) a breathtaking arrogance that makes one feel proud to pay licenses and taxes.
5) An observed desire to rip the financial guts out of any organisation that has legally guaranteed recurring income for personal consumption gains.
6) a bitch-slapping disregard for process and procedure.
So yes, it is true. I am perhaps not that eloquent or lack the finesse of Xolole but I can spot a tired dog of a horse in this game of spot the honest public servant. The characteristics of the SABC and the country are striking - but at least we elect the politicians and get the leaders we deserve. No one voted for the SABC and we certainly don't deserve its politically dictated agitprop and censorship.
Penny du PlessisAn incisive and really well-written article. I was particularly struck by your point about all of us sitting back and "mortgaging our responsibility" to the admirable Thuli Madonsela.
Rolf AkermannFantastic. Wish someone rich [not from any political party] would pay to have your article published every where, every day!
Rolf AkermannFantastic!!!!! Wish someone rich [not from any political party] would place it everywhere every day.
Tebogo MahlokoXolela, well said and well meant. Its such a pity that the very same "amandla functionaries" dont read, if they did, they would be affected by the article to a point of trying to correct things themselves.