Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor

Mike Siluma has been a journalist and columnist for more than two decades. His passion is to promote nation building among South Africans and to highlight issues affecting the African diaspora in SA, on the continent and elsewhere.

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Norma Mngoma's elementary lesson for all men

Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's appearance before deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo this week, the commission played host to a different, if ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | In fighting racism, let’s not forget to affirm we are equal

Lwazi Lushaba’s controversial political science lecture revived the question for me: can black people, centuries-long victims of racial ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | We cannot become a nation that settles for less

It left us deeply dismayed. But Bafana Bafana’s abortive Africa Cup of Nations campaign does not represent the best of who we are as South Africans, ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Of Adam Habib, the ‘N-word’ and the ‘K-word’

So, Adam Habib has been suspended from his new job at the University of London’s School of African and Oriental Studies. His sin? Not that he is a ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Leaders must get their heads out of the sand

If SA were a company, given its deepening crisis, management experts might describe it as a burning platform: a perilous state in which urgent and ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Zuma camp's strategy will put us on fast track to doom

At first sight, deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo seems amiable enough, someone who wouldn't hurt a fly. But might we all, along with Jacob Zuma, ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Politicians should be made to use services they inflict on us

For a while, I deemed the idea too draconian, punitive and a potential violation of their freedom of choice.

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Vaccines and our begging-bowl mentality

The second wave of Covid has given us a new cause célèbre. Never mind the PPE scandal, the liquor ban tussle, or how to manage the school year: the ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | We may be keeping our distance, but none of us is an island as ...

“Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” The words of 17th-century poet John Donne may very well have been written today, as ...

Mike Siluma Sunday Times deputy editor
MIKE SILUMA | Time for leaders to show visionary leadership

For our country, 2020 was a perfect storm of economic decline, worsened by Covid-19. Into that mix we can add details of industrial-scale corruption, ...

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