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Sechaba Nkosi

Sechaba Nkosi has traveled Africa extensively as a correspondent for numerous publications such as The Guardian through its syndication with the Mail & Guardian. He covered upheavals from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Zimbabwe and Lesotho. In 1998, Mr. Nkosi was one of the authoritative voices on Lesotho commentating on international news networks such as the BBC and Reuters.

Mr. Nkosi finished his secondary education at Lethukuthula High where he got drawn into the world of student politics. He became the first secretary of the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in Katlehong in 1984, and the president of the local Student Representative Committees.

By then, Lethukuthula had become the center of student resistance against apartheid in the then Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal (PWV) area, or “the parliament of students” as the Truth and Reconciliation Committee observed in its findings. After numerous spells in detention, Mr. Nkosi was eventually forced to leave the country to pursue his journalism training in Zimbabwe and Canada. On his return, he enrolled for a journalism course at Rhodes University and the East Cape News Agency.

Besides working for some of the country’s top publications such as the Sunday Times and the Mail & Guardian, Mr. Nkosi was a founding member of the Sunday World newspaper. He is currently the deputy editor of Business Report, the country’s biggest financial daily.

Articles by Sechaba Nkosi

Boris Johnson: Africa and the Commonwealth Beware

Johnson thinks Africa can benefit from adopting more British values. He wants it to be a carbon copy of its former colonial masters.

July 31, 2019

Reforming South Africa’s Economy

The successful unbundling of utilities giant Eskom would aid badly needed structural reforms in the South African economy.

May 29, 2019

South Africa’s Land Question

The reactions to the National Assembly’s motion to amend South Africa's constitution for the expropriation of land without compensation underscore how divided South Africa remains.

March 10, 2018

Zuma’s Fall: Why is South Africa So Divided?

Though the economy suffered during his tenure, Zuma was a shining example of what a better life could mean for rural South Africans.

February 17, 2018

Curtains for Zuma

With South Africa’s president out, what lies ahead for South Africa and the rest of the African continent?

February 16, 2018

Toward Africa’s Second Independence?

While the fall of Mugabe should be celebrated, it is also a reminder of Africa’s need to review its vision for the future.

November 24, 2017

Zimbabwe’s Tailspin: The Lessons for Africa

Once upon a time, Zimbabwe was a country that all of us looked up to as how post-liberation Africa could look like.

November 16, 2017