Since the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed President Jacob Zuma’s bid to appeal against the High Court judgment which declared invalid the decision to drop charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering against him, several false or only half-true claims have been made about the case. So, yet again, it is time to do some fact-checking.
A country that is not producing new knowledge can only sink into oblivion as it has merely to copy others rather than find solutions for its own context. Universities are the engine room for South Africa’s new ideas and play a critical role in its development.
A school in Maritzburg College’s position could redeem its reputation as a place of relevant learning by challenging opinionated students to defend their views in the public square under the disclaimer that those opinions are not necessarily those of the college.
I don’t even know where to start as I write this open letter to President JG Zuma. I am in pain as I reflect on the state of the glorious movement of our people, the ANC; it has become something that I do not know.