Does Dr Dlamini-Zuma being the “First Black Woman President” matter?

By Thabi Myeni The contestation for the presidential seat has flared up multiple conversations about economic inequalities, black gender disparities and white rule in South Africa ahead of the ANC elective conference in December. The main contenders in the run-up to the conference are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a business magnate whose most famous contribution …

Will “feminist” fighters reel in misogynist Malema?

By Thabi Myeni When the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called a press conference, we all expected scathing attacks on his fellow politicians, but EFF leader, Julius Malema took it a step further and appealed to his misogyny by reducing Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, an acclaimed academic, seasoned politician and veteran anti-apartheid activist, to President Jacob Zuma’s …