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Kevin Mokento
  • The law and justice: Complementary or contradictory?

    Wrought with frustration, he came up with this classic response, perhaps in reference to the unyielding nature of the law. This reminds me of the “Dura lex, sed lex” principle, Latin for “the law is harsh, but it is the law.”Several decades...

  • The media - The crisis of subjective objectivity

    However, we need an objective-centric press that subscribes to the abiding norms of accountability, accuracy, impartiality and autonomy.On average, we are spoiled to more than one local weekly newspaper each day. We have a wide pool of journalists....

  • Teachers deserve to be celebrated

    Particularly the few whose benevolence was unparalleled. The one or two who, despite all your puerile shenanigans, never gave up on you, lovingly treated you like their own offspring and played a pivotal part in transforming you from an ignoble...

  • Life is a tale told by an idiot – Really?

    Motivated by three witches and egged on by his wife, the former army general allowed his ambition to ascend to the throne, and his obsession to cling on to power as if for dear life, to turn him into a bloodthirsty monster.Not only did Macbeth...

  • Homage to Reginald Tebogo Selelo

    One is compelled to use these fitting but seemingly contradictory adjectives to describe the great personality that was exuded by the iconic giant. I had the privilege to work with Reginald at BEDIA, BITC’s forerunner, where he had come on board as...

  • Embrace the Altruistic Selfish Virtue

    A study conducted by the University of British Columbia confirmed that acts of kindness lifted the moods of the giver and reduced anxiety levels. Kindness is known to generate increased levels of happy and love hormones. With these facts in mind, you...

  • Resist Kakistocracy and Embrace Meritocracy

    At the helm of all kakistocracies is an unnerving and cringeworthy leadership by the least principled, least qualified, and least competent individuals. A privileged and pretentious elite bent on driving its own self-focused agenda! No wonder...

  • Epistemic modesty vs epistemic trespassing

    This is a two-dimensional issue, that encompasses moral decadence and an unfortunate dive in trust. Epistemic trespassers have flooded the social media space, riding the crest of faux authority, ignoring professional centreline rumble strips, and...

  • Depolarising a nation on pins and needles

    Last week, excitement levels swirled, thanks to the much-anticipated roof-raising announcement that invited the 45 to 54 age-bracket for COVID-19 vaccine inoculation. The flaring positive storm quickly fizzled into a feeble damp squib when a...

  • What’s a holding cell or prison like?

    Whenever you think of penal institutions, what pictures immediately spring to your mind? An impenetrable fortress with razor barbed wire mounted on top of tall unscalable walls? High-security gates and doors? Uncountable motion detecting dome and...

  • Pause, think and act - Lessons from SA protests

    After seeing looters engaging in unimaginable and ludicrous derring-do, such as dragging furniture, fridges and luxury TVs on the ground, and the apparent psychotic glee in their eyes, you may be pardoned for thinking that nothing quite warms the...

  • Depolarising a nation on pins and needles

    We are caught up in a wild raging tizzy, not of excitement and optimism, but of mounting uncertainty and desperation. Last week, excitement levels swirled, thanks to the much-anticipated roof-raising announcement that invited the 45 to 54 age-bracket...

  • What's a holding cell or prison like?

     It is not for me to argue with you on the merits or otherwise of the shocking carceral punishment meted out to him, save to hazard that, conventional wisdom suggests if you are in the habit of pulling the covers over your head, you may need an...

  • Pause, think and act - Lessons from SA protests

    After seeing looters engaging in unimaginable and ludicrous derring-do, such as dragging furniture, fridges and luxury TVs on the ground, and the apparent psychotic glee in their eyes, you may be pardoned for thinking that nothing quite warms the...

  • Eugenics – A deceptive pseudoscience

    As a general rule, wouldn’t you agree that leading the pack in the subtle racism agenda is the white, native English-speaking race, particularly Australians, Kiwis, the English and the Americans? Isn’t it true that they look down upon...

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