ON behalf of all the angry people that clamoured for this to be exposed, let me lay it out at the outset: The Ministry of Culture needs properly to account for the distribution of tickets for the main stage events of Carifesta, which was ill-considered, unfair and discriminatory.
“WITH so much of everything how do we leave with nothing?” This question is asked in a multi-layered (adults only) song called the “Blame Game”, a collaboration between John Legend and Kanye West, released in 2010. I came across this last Sunday on one of those Sunday mornings when we browse music as a stimulant for reflection while the continuing downward spiral of our country just seems too much to stomach.
WE are all acquainted with the expression 24/7 meaning continuous shifts or round-the-clock service. Sadly, our country is now a country of murder 24/7. Underlining that fact, we actually managed to have 24 murders within a seven-day period, causing Guardian Media to assert in a page one editorial on Sunday last, and in a subsequent television panel discussion, that we have reached “breaking point”.
I HAVE emphasised in these columns that we cannot expect our country to come out of its steep, continuous and frequently murderous decline if we continue, as I recently put it, with “poor governance, pursuit of failed policy, inability to vary something that is not working and official petulance when things turn out badly”.