A friend and comrade, Themba Phakathi, requested to write Part 2 of this series. It can be read in his blog here.

I will write Part 3 soon.

For those who read Themba's blog as I had suggested, I know he said he was going to write on resignations. But after Lazola wrote first (see his blog) on responding to an ANC letter, I have opted to write something that relates to resignations instead of Themba writing about it. The recent developments have led some people to ask me question because they think I am in the know. I am not sure why they think like that. While trying to answer their question with little that I know, I felt it is neccesary . . . Continue reading this article

I committed myself to posting on this blog at least once a month. This month I have decided that I might not write anything, even though by so writing, I have already written. Some may be surprised that I claim this to be a South African blog yet I have not written anything this week regarding the events as they unfold in South Africa. The thing is ... er.. I was actually going to .. er..(cough) think about er... er... I know it's unlike me, but er... sometimes we all er... from time to time er... . . . Continue reading this article

I have been using Windows Vista for the past 7 months now. My experience of this Operating System (OS) has been very painful to say the least. Prior to using Vista on HP Pavilion, I was dual booting XP2 and Ubuntu (in sequesnce; Breezy, Dapper, Edgy, Feisty and Gutsy) on a Sahara laptop. I still keep it for reference. One day, I will make time to write about Ubuntu (you can google about it in the mean time).XP2 has been treating me relatively well, I have come all the way from Windows 3.1, 95, NT . . . Continue reading this article

I was reading my blog. I noticed that it looks lonely, deserted and neglected. As is the practice in the human race, I found excuses on why my blog is so cold and dry. As you may or may not know (google my name), the kind of work that I do is very demanding. Since the break of criminal violence in South Africa which was characterised as xenophobia, I have had my hands full. Besides that, June is the Youth Month in South Africa. Working with a lifetime youth activist demands a lot of time during that . . . Continue reading this article

It is has been a mammoth challenge to try and overcome the difficulties I have had to face in customising this blog to my preferences.The main difficulty has been the functionality related with permalinks (a feature that enables you to read my old blogs and make it possible for you to search them using search engines such as Google). While I was trying to fix this, my domain name (bayanda.co.za) was suspended. Even though I had the IP Address to access the website, I could not access the blog. The . . . Continue reading this article

After a handful of failed attempts to establish my own blog, I ultimately decided that 2008 is the year in which I am finally going to launch my own blog. Don’t you wish you could start implementing your New Year’s resolutions within the first month of the New Year just like me. The lack of success in my previous attempts can largely be attributed to issues of time, political correctness, absence of a blogging tool that fits my preferences, hosting of the blog and other minor reasons. I have . . . Continue reading this article