2016: A Year in Politics

By Bongani Mavundla As we get ready to bid farewell to 2016 and reflect on the events of the year; it is the dramatic events that occurred in local and international politics that will leave an indelible mark in the local and international political spheres. South Africa alone experienced a lot of politically and economically destructive news. The government came under intense scrutiny this year. The executive powers of the country were heavily criticised and the rand took a few knocks as investor’s cited political instability. SARS WARS Not even the economy was safe from the wrath of 2016 after … Continue reading 2016: A Year in Politics

Editor’s Note

The Open Journal is the brainchild of a group innovative individuals who felt they needed to make a positive contribution to the world. We walked into this with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement. It was hard to reach the desired level of achievements and simultaneously establish the trust of our readers, but  we have succeeded in creating what is now  a trustworthy news site. We take pride in having built a solid relationship with our audience in such a short space of time. From the International Festival to the students’ fees protests our loyal readers were there through it … Continue reading Editor’s Note


PHOTOGRAPHY: 10 Most Wonderful Pictures of a Negatively Stereotyped Village.

By Magnificent Mndebele This is a story of a village that has been pejoratively stereotyped for decades due to its socio-political circumstances. Indeed, this is an unusual village with limited resources almost in every way. However, deep beneath the stereotypes, … Continue reading PHOTOGRAPHY: 10 Most Wonderful Pictures of a Negatively Stereotyped Village.


By Andries Ndlovu Cape Town City head coach Eric Tinkler got his first ever trophy as a coach following a 2-1 victory over SuperSport United on Saturday at Peter Mokaba Stadium. In about 18 months of his coaching career, the former Wits University and Bafana Bafana midfielder embellished his profile by winning the Telkom Knockout with a six-month-old team in the Premier Soccer League. Tinkler started his coaching career at Orlando Pirates before leaving for the Mother city-based outfit at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season, replacing Muhsin Ertugral who managed the club when it was still called Mpumalanga Black Aces. … Continue reading TINKLER GOT A TROPHY TO HIS NAME


By Andries Ndlovu Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane might have been relieved after the Uefa Champions League draw went in his favour on Monday afternoon. Going to the draw Zidane had no problem drawing any team except his former team, Juventus. “We will see on Monday who we get. If you ask me, I don’t want Juventus for two reasons”, said the coach in a statement by Supersport. Madrid drew SSC Napoli in the last sixteen of the European tournament and they are favorites to advance to the next stage. Zidane has a lot of experience in the UCL as … Continue reading ZIDANE RELIEVED AFTER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW


Gambian President Wishes newly elected leader good luck: an unexpected outcome

By Gaby Ndongo Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has surprised critics after he wished newly elected president Adama Barrow good luck with his presidency two days after the country’s 1st of December election. “I’m calling you to wish you all the … Continue reading Gambian President Wishes newly elected leader good luck: an unexpected outcome