Is there a place for special nominations in this day?

Democracy is a remarkably blunt instrument. Hundreds of issues are bundled together at every election, yet the vote tends to swing on a few of them

The 2019 general elections can at best be summed to have swung on a fear of change. An elected government then presumes consent for its entire programme, and with a majority in parliament, for anything else it wants to introduce in its term of office.

Human rights lawyer Uyapo Ndadi teaches a lot on consent in matters that are sexual in nature. Society should not accept presumed consent in sex. Why then are we made to accept presumed consent it in politics? The barbarism of specially nominated councillors is rape. The voter’s consent is never sought. The 2019 exercise as carried out by Minister Eric Molale has left no one smelling of roses.

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CAF is a joke, but...

We are told of massive spin-offs for hosting countries, which we assume was the catalyst behind putting in the bid.We are not too sure if it is a one-size fits all, where any hosting nation reaps the benefits or it’s on a case-by-case basis.There are arguments from both ends, with hosting a sure way to accelerate infrastructure development and a guaranteed cash flow during the 30-days of the tournament.There is a bump in employment creation...

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